- (Photograph: Instagram/Justin Bieber)
Justin Bieber recently let it be known that he was bonding with fellow singer Chris Brown as the two have been scrutinized in media headlines in recent months.
Bieber, the 19-year-old Canadian crooner, let it be known that he and Brown, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter, recently collaborated on the former's skateboard ramp called a "half pipe." Brown is a graffiti artist as well as a singer, and spray painted some characters on Bieber's half pipe which the latter showcased on Instagram.
"Breezy spray painted my half pipe," Bieber captioned the Instagram photograph. "He's super dope."
Earlier this year, Brown revealed that he identified with Bieber and was praying for his fellow entertainer. Bieber has been making headlines for his alleged reckless driving habits, aggressive behavior and marijuana use for months.
After assaulting girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, Brown has overcome his own share of media scrutiny and spoke about identifying with how 19-year-old Bieber is feeling.
"It's sort of what Justin Bieber is going through right now. It's a case like how I feel," Brown said during a previous appearance on New York City radio station Power 105.1 recently. "It's being young, having limitless amount of income to do whatever you feel and at the same time there's nobody to say 'hey bruh you're looking bad right now. You're doing this or you're doing that.'"
Brown explained how he has overcome negative media headlines throughout the years.
"For me I had the people that said it and I got through eventually. But right now ... I mean (Bieber's) team is wonderful," Brown said on Power 105.1's "The Breakfast Club." "I feel like the mainstream media is going to target the little black boys around him and say 'hey this is why he's doing it.'"
Brown joked that he would have probably been made into the scapegoat for Bieber's public issues if he were to have spent more time with the singer. However, Brown said he is praying for his further entertainer.
"I'm sure glad I wasn't around because they would have said 'hey you learned from Chris Brown.' So I just pray for him, I pray for myself," Brown said on "The Breakfast Club." "I think we both go through it because we're great artists. And he's a big artist to his fans and everybody around. He's like a baby Elvis."