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“First and foremost, I think that Justin deserves the credit. If anybody has dealt with depression or substance abuse—you know that no one else can change that situation. That’s a decision that comes from that person. If someone is going through something, they have to make a conscious decision within themselves that they want to change. And I’m really proud of him and he deserves the credit because he as a young man said, “I don’t like what I’m doing in my life. I don’t like where I’m headed,” and he made the decision to change and he put in work and he deserves the credit for that.”
“As far as what is next for him. I mean I’m hoping to get him back in the studio because it’s been awhile. Despacito was great but let’s go!”
“I think what’s next for him is a lot of growth. I’m sure we’ll make another great album. We announced an animated movie that he’s gonna voice and produce.”
“Justin is really just growing up. He’s enjoying life. He has found God. He has found his humanity. He’s walking around without security ‘cause he’s fighting for normalcy. He’s being a human. He’s going through the progress.”
“I think that one of the reasons why Justin has always connected with so many people around the world is because as famous as he has become—he’s growing up in a way that no one in the planet has ever experienced. But I think he’s figuring it out and I think the fun thing why people connect him is they find something very real and honest about him. Even if they disagree with him—he is who he is.”
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Katy Perry jumped to Justin Bieber’s defence on Monday (23Apr18) after Lionel Richie questioned his vocal talents.
The 33-year-old singer was joined by Lionel and fellow American Idol judge Luke Bryan as they spoke to Us Weekly after the first American Idol live show on Monday night. As the trio discussed eliminating talented artists from the U.S. TV show, Lionel made a jab at Justin, saying: “You know, you look at it and you think, ‘OK, if you can hit every note perfectly, why isn’t everybody a superstar?’ The answer is because it’s called a unique quality. If you look at Willie Nelson for a second, can he hit a gospel note? Um, no! And (Justin) Bieber, he doesn’t hit a high note.”
Katy then hit back, responding, “He hits a high note”, to which Lionel replied, “I’m just saying!”
Luke then joined in the teasing, joking to Katy: “You defend Bieber, you love some Bieber!”
However, Katy, who was entirely unembarrassed by the jibes, replied: “I mean, he’s extremely talented!”
Both Lionel and Katy have a history with Justin. For Endless Love singer Lionel, his link comes via daughter Sofia, who briefly dated the Sorry star in 2016. The pair enjoyed trips to Mexico and Japan in that time, with Sofia gushing about the romance to Billboard: “Justin is very easy to talk to and that’s hard to find with people in Los Angeles.”
However, Lionel was less vocal about the relationship when asked about it by TMZ in September 2016, telling them: “I’m not going there… I have strict orders not to go there.”
Sofia has now moved on from the relationship, as she’s now happily dating reality star Scott Disick, who is 15 years older than her.
Meanwhile, Katy has long been friends with Justin, and they have frequently posed together at showbiz bashes.
Source: people magazine