Justin Bieber's Record Label Boss Admits The Singer 'Needs Help For His Issues'

28/01/2014 07:53 | Updated 28 January 2014

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.

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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.”

  • March 2011
    Justin had his first, very public, run in with the paps when he stuck his middle finger up to their cameras (and thus the world).
  • November 2011
    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’.
  • May 2012
    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.
  • July 2012
    Justin's love of fast cars took a turn for the worse as he was accused of 'reckless driving'. He called 991 to complain about paparazzi chasing him but it turned out he wasn't so innocent himself. “Bieber was driving like a maniac. He was weaving in and out of traffic. There was hardly any space between cars as he weaved from lane to lane,” an eyewitness, who just happens to be L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine, said.
  • January 2013
    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.
  • March 2013
    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?
  • April 2013
    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.
  • April 2013
    We really started to worry about Justin's ego when he speculated that teen Holocaust victim Anne Frank could have been a "Belieber" if she had survived the Nazis. A post on the official Anne Frank Facebook page described his visit to her former house: "Justin Bieber visited the Anne Frank House, together with his friends and guards. "Fans were waiting outside to see a glimpse of him. He stayed more than an hour in the museum. "In our guestbook he wrote: "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.""
  • April 2013
    Swedish police confirmed that they had found drugs on board Justin's tour bus. Police raided the vehicle after an off-duty officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle while it was parked outside the Grand Hotel in Stockholm. This was just the first of many tour bus raids.
  • 17 July 2013
    An Ohio DJ claimed Justin spat in his face while at a nightclub. According to the story reported by TMZ, the pop singer thought the man was taking photos of him. The DJ who accused Justin of spitting in his face, Addison Ulhaq, filed a police report against the singer, according to TMZ. He claims he got tested for Hepatitis because the incident left him with saliva in his eye, nose and mouth.
  • 5 August 2013
    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.
  • 5 December 2013
    Justin's potty mouth landed him in a whole load of trouble when his entourage was detained at Brisbane International Airport in Australia on suspicion of smuggling drugs. Beebs was given a verbal warning for using “inappropriate language” following a conversation with a female customs officer, The Sydney Daily Telegraph reported. He had allegedly refused to remove his hat and sunglasses during an inspection and also used insulting language toward the officer. Police had to threaten to arrest him, the newspaper said.
  • 14 January 2014
    Move over spurned violinist on Britain's Got Talent, Justin had his own egg-gate when he allegedly egged his neighbour's house, causing $20,000 worth of damage. Justin was detained in his garage while police with a "felony search warrant" looked for evidence in his home They then arrested his friend Lil Za for cocaine possession during the raid. Bieber has not been connected to the cocaine, but he has been neither charged nor exonerated in the egg incident that promoted the search warrant.


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