The head of Justin Bieber's record label has admitted the troubled star needs an intervention to stop him spiraling further out of control.
Lucian Grainge, who is the head honcho at Universal, has revealed that both he and Justin's manager, Scooter Braun, are concerned about the 19-year-old following his drink-driving arrest last week.
Justin poses with his manager Scooter Braun (left) and label boss Lucian Grainge (right)
Speaking at Universal Music Group’s Grammys aftershow party, he said: “I’m very concerned about him. I’ve been concerned about him for many months. And Scooter, who I work with very closely, is supposed to be here but is with him at the moment.”
He added: “This has nothing to do with the business or records or releases – this is to do with the young man. He needs help. He needs an intervention.
"We are going to give all the support as a company to take as much pressure off him so he can look forward. Hopefully, we will all get through to him.
“But what people don’t understand, he’s a 19-year-old.
“You cannot just pick someone up and force them to do something if they are not ready.
“All of us around him need to take all the responsibility, all the pressure off him and give him support so he can address the issues he has – and he does have issues. And I’d like it to be dealt with.”
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga has asked her Little Monster fans to support Justin.
She said: “Hey monsters. I know everyone today is talking about Justin’s arrest and all sorts of words and judgments are happening on the internet.
“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and to stand up for themselves, but I think we should be supportive of Beliebers.
“They deserve, just like any other fans, to feel strong for each other and Justin so they can continue to share the bond they have through music.”
Justin felt the effect of his first paternity suit. He was accused of being the father of a 4-month-old baby boy with Mariah Yeater, but complied with a paternity test and proved his ‘innocence’.
It may not sound like a big deal, but in May 2012 a definitely-not-21-year-old Justin confessed to “having a beer” for the first time. Two years later, and he's pretty much a regular in nightclubs (and stripclubs) around the world.
In the same month, he also got into an altercation with a tabloid snapper, who reportedly blocked his car in when he left a cinema with Selena.
This image provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Christopher Guerra, the 29-year-old photographer who was struck and killed while trying to take photos of Justin Bieber's white Ferrari on Tuesday 1 January. Christopher's death spurred renewed debate over the dangers paparazzi can bring on themselves and the celebrities they chase.
Justin wasn’t driving his car at the time but it was no doubt a disturbing shock.
In the same month, Justin was caught smoking a suspicious looking roll-up cigarette in a pic on a camera phone.
The O2 was forced to apologise to young fans after Justin was nearly two hours late on stage for his opening night at the venue.
He failed to start his performance until nearly 10.30pm, which resulted in hundreds of fans and parents taking to Twitter to vent their anger. It was a school night, for heavens sake!
7 March 2013
It all began getting a little 'Michael Jackson' when Justin donned a gas mask (natch) to go out for dinner at Mr Chow in London.
The next day he was rushed to hospital after suffering breathing difficulties on stage at London's O2 Arena. Surely the two can‘t have been related?
Justin shocked monkeys, fans and animal rights activists when he abandoned his adorable monkey, Mally.
The Capuchin monkey was seized by Munich customs when Bieber arrived in Germany as part of his world tour last month, as he did not have the correct paperwork. Justin then apparently decided he didn't want him back.
Justin was filmed climbing over a car during a nightclub brawl in The Hamptons, New York.
The 'Baby' singer came under investigation by the NYPD following the fight at the South Pointe venue in the early hours.
22-year-old Wayne Rennalls was hospitalised after the altercation and suffered a black eye, bruised ribs and a cut lip. He later filed an assault claim.
Footage showed Justin at the scene, however his rep told the New York Daily News: “Justin was not involved in any altercation.”
The bust up is said to have started in the roped-off VIP area - where the 19-year-old was seated with his entourage - but ended up in the club's car park.
3 November 2013
Justin was reportedly smuggled out of a brothel in Brazil during some time off from his tour in the country.
According to New York Post's Page Six, the 19-year-old singer and a friend spent three hours in the Centauros brothel in Rio de Janeiro.