Being young and famous is hard.
No one knows that quite like Justin Bieber — who was discovered by Scooter Braun on YouTube when he was just 12-years-old. In his candid interview with Billboard mag, the 21-year-old opens up about his past and how he's rebuilding for the future.
Related: How Fame Almost Destroyed Justin
When it comes to being a child star, the Sorry singer thinks it's the "toughest thing in the world," especially for young stars like his pal and KUWTK star Kylie Jenner:
"Like Kylie. Look at her world: She has been living on TV since she was a kid. Every time she's looking around she sees a camera, and that's affecting how she's thinking and how she's perceiving people and why she has to do certain things … Situations that happen taint your mind, especially in this industry. Especially for girls."
Are we talking about the same caught-peeing-in-a-bucket J. Biebs??
What a transformation!
Speaking of girls in his life, of course the Canada-native addressed his ex Selena Gomez:
"I'm proud of the woman she is today. When you love someone that much, even if something comes between you, it's a love that never really dies."
We're happy to see him maturing — and we're sure Kylizzle (and Selly!) appreciate the support, too!
[Image via WENN.]
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