As Bieber movie opens, his miscues called normal


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LOS ANGELES -- Usher says though Justin Bieber had a wild year, people shouldn't count the pop singer out just yet.

"I mean more money more problems," the R&B singer said in a recent interview at the premiere of "Justin Bieber's Believe" in Los Angeles.

"The beautiful part about it is that those that are invested in a long term story you understand that there are peaks and valleys in every person's life. Unfortunately the reality is he has to live with a camera in front of him, but what he chooses to do on or off camera is analyzed or scrutinized in some off way."

Earlier this year Mr. Bieber was caught on camera clashing with a paparazzo. While touring, the pop star fainted backstage at a London show and had to be taken to a hospital.

These incidents came after photos of Mr. Bieber appearing to smoke marijuana hit the Web. During the summer, he also had to apologize by phone to Bill Clinton, for cursing the former president and spraying his photo with cleaning fluid in a New York City restaurant kitchen.

His longtime manager Scooter Braun agreed that Justin Bieber had a very crazy 2013.

"Pandora's box was opened. I mean he got a little bit into trouble," Mr. Braun began to explain as crowds screamed hysterically behind him upon Mr. Bieber's arrival.

"I don't know -- it's tough because the whole world is a critic," said the performer's mother, Pattie Mallette. "I think sometimes people dehumanize celebrities and I think what's so great about this movie is that you get to see his humanity."

"I think the media has been terrible on him," Mr. Bieber's grandmother Diane Dale fired back. "There are so many lies going around. A little bit is true but most of it is lies. It's terrible."

After a late arrival, Mr. Bieber bypassed most of the press line and quickly entered the theater.

"Justin Bieber's Believe," which opens in U.S. theaters today, captures a behind-the-scenes look at the 19-year-old star. Mr. Bieber's new album, "Journals," came out on Monday.


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