Justin Bieber may have just recently celebrated his 18th birthday, but his manager says the boy-wonder is no adult. The man in charge tells a Britney-esque tale of young Bieber, who is not a boy — but not yet a man.
Justin Bieber’s manhood is apparently up for debate. The singer, who recently turned 18 years old, has been dissed by his manager, who insists the teen heartthrob is nowhere near being a man.
“Adult artist? Just because he’s legal now doesn’t mean he’s an adult,” Justin Bieber‘s manager, Scooter Braun, recently told Billboard. “He still needs guidance; he’s still finding his way. He’s no longer a boy, but he’s definitely not yet a man.”
Scooter Braun went on to say that Justin Bieber is under more pressure than other pop stars, because he’s essentially a one-man band making a go of stardom in the modern world.
“No one in the history of the world has ever grown up with the pressure that he has, being a solo artist that young, that famous, in a world with technology that exposes us 24/7,” Bieber’s manager explained.
“He was literally going through puberty in front of the entire world, with everyone expecting something from him and a lot people waiting for him to screw up. He’s a fighter. I’m proud of him — how’s he’s stayed true to himself and taken control of the entire situation.”
The 18-year-old himself recently spoke to GQ about not being able to let anyone into his private world, explaining, “I mean, I keep my guard up a lot, because you know, you can’t trust anyone in this business. That’s what’s sad. You can’t trust anybody. I learned the hard way.”
Hopefully the young Biebs won’t be insulted by Scooter Brauns’ comments on his manhood! Perhaps the singer could do a remake of Britney Spears’ “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman” for his fellow pubescent males?
Check out Justin Bieber performing “Boyfriend” on The Today Show!