Justin Bieber's Manager Says Justin Has Trust Issues
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.19.2013
He wants Justin to take a year off...
Justin Bieber has difficulty telling whether someone's intentions toward him are good or bad, at least according to his manager. Scooter Braun and Usher appeared on "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" on Wednesday morning to talk about Bieber's upcoming film Justin Bieber's Believe. Check out some of the highlights:
Braun on the new documentary: "We made the first movie, Never Say Never, and it was really successful and we told the story of a kid who came from nothing and had a dream and lived that dream. And, we decided with this movie we did independently and we thought we'll just show the concert and the experience and we're not really going to make it into a big movie. And then over the last nine months, Justin got into trouble sometimes and we started seeing this thing going on of just the press over and over again got into a place where they could get away with anything and there's a point where you just can't respond to every single rumor, so we just had to let it go. I could sit there and address every single one but it was ridiculous so we decided with this movie we are going to address it all at once and our director Jon Chu sat down with Justin for a three-hour interview and asked him really hard questions … and we decided instead of running away from the issue, we are just going to go after it head-on. We made a family movie that if the last one represented hope, this one is how do you respond to adversity? How do you respond to getting knocked down?"
Braun on Bieber's trust issues: "The other day he looked at me, we were on tour, and he said, ‘I just don't trust people.' And when I first met him, he was this really trusting kid who was wide-eyed and believed in everything and the whole world. And I think over the last couple of years, he says, there's very few people in the world that he can trust. He says it's hard for him to even make friends because ‘I don't know people's agenda, I meet a girl and I don't know her agenda' …. And I think he's figuring that out. As Usher pointed out, he's 19. He's figuring out who he is as a man. If there was a camera on me at 19, I would have been a lot worse."
On what Bieber thinks his next move is: "He said, ‘Losing my childhood. Losing the time I have with my family and my friends is not worth it unless I give you the best I can be.' He wants to go for it because what he's given up already, he can't justify losing all that unless he gets to the top. And that's why he works as hard as hard as he does … I'm telling him after this movie, I want him to take next year off and just take a break and he can still live in the studio and work on the next album, which is what he wants to do, but I just want him to take some time to himself, so he can have that time alone cause he's been working since he was 12-years-old."