Usher Defends Justin Bieber: 'He's Young'
Star sympathises with JB living his life in the showbiz spotlight...
Speaking on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Climax singer was quizzed about JB, where he revealed it's tough to live a normal life when growing up in the showbiz spotlight.
Usher said: "Key word, you started with young. And I think all of us in some way have humble beginnings that pan out to be incredible and we hope that in his transition as friends and family who has helped him be who he is.
"That he'll continue to just mature but you know in this days age of social media. There is no privacy and that kind of trail and elimination period is kind of done in front of a camera."
When asked about the negative press Biebs has received in recent weeks, the 34-year old explained: "It's been done in many, many other celebrities are product of it and some come out bad and some come out good. I am hoping for the best.
"I don't look at as a negative though. I look at it as a teenager. A teenager having to live his life in front of a camera. Imagine if you had to do that as a teenager."
He also stated that whenever he gets the time, he likes to help JB, adding: "Obviously when I can be of help I do so. Reach out and stay connected."