Eminem is reportedly the latest in a series of celebrities reaching out to Justin Bieber, in the hope of mentoring him and possibly sparing him public embarrassment or further trouble. Eminem wants Bieber to go to therapy and receive help dealing with the pressures of fame at a young age.
"He's really hoping he can sort Justin out," a friend told The Sun. "The way he's going, he's worried he's going to end up in really bad trouble. He wants to talk him into going to therapy and counseling to deal with the stress of fame in a positive way. Eminem would consider going into the studio with him if he sorts himself out, which would be a dream come true for Justin."
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bieber revealed that Eminem is not the first or only celebrity to reach out and offer help or support for the young star. Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Adam Levine, and Mark Wahlberg have all reached out to Bieber. He currently receives a weekly phone call from Smith but other than that, pretty much sticks to his own path.
"I don't give a [expletive]," Bieber told THR. "Not, 'I don't give a [expletive]' to just be reckless and do whatever, but 'I don't give a [expletive] what they say.' I know who I am and what I'm doing in my life and what I've accomplished and continue to accomplish as a performer, as a writer, as an artist, as a person, as a human being. I'm happy with the man I'm becoming."
Manager Scooter Braun told NME that his client's "got to go through it. You can't stop him from going through it. That's youth in itself. He's a young man who's growing up, and that's what makes him interesting and relatable. Otherwise, he'd be some kind of weird robot."
Bieber is ready for fans to see his new movie, "Believe," and told radio host Ryan Seacrest that he thinks it will help explain some of his recent behavior.
"I think 'Never Say Never' showed hope and I think 'Believe' is how you get back up when you fall down and, really, that story of what's going on behind the scenes," he explained.