Tich On Justin Bieber: "I Absolutely Admire Him"
EXCLUSIVE! Singer also reveals what it was like supporting JB on tour...
The Dumb singer - who supported the teen idol on tour when he was just 15 - also exclusively told MTV News UK what it was like being on the road with JB before he hit the big time.
Tich explained: "He was so cute. I was like 16. We were like two children. He kept getting told off in sound check for messing around. I kept getting told off as well. He was just really sweet and he loved what he was doing.
"It was just before Baby came out so I think he had absolutely no idea what was about to happen and you could tell that because we were just walking around a science museum with him having a guided tour - I don’t think anyone knew what was about to happen."
When asked how Bieber felt about his new-found fame, Tich replied: "He was shocked by it. It was really nice to see. He was absolutely taken aback by these girls, there was 20/30 girls jumping in front of the car when we arrived [at the science museum] but just that was crazy.
"It’s a different place for me but I do a gig and I see people sing along - it’s the same - it was that early in his career."
Speaking of the hard time Justin has had in the press recently, Tich said: "I just absolutely admire him because to be thrown into such an incredibly harsh, hard world and the whole world to know who you are.
"I just don’t know how a human being can handle it. It’s so unnatural and I think he’s done incredibly and he’s doing amazingly. "
Tich added that she is no longer in touch with JB, adding: "No, no he’s Justin Bieber! We might go to the science museum again one day."
Over to you Justin! Tich's new single Dumb is out on May 12.
By Joanne Dorken @mtvuknews
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