(AllHipHop News) Making the transition from teen idol to adult star is a difficult minefield for many young celebrities in Hollywood. Current pop sensation Justin Bieber has been facing those challenges in public over the last several months. The 19-year-old singer reveals some veterans of tabloid attention have offered to give him guidance.
Speaking with the Hollywood Reporter, Bieber reveals that one of those mentors is Will Smith. The rapper-turned-actor calls the “Baby” singer once a week to talk about his career. Beiber’s manager, Scooter Braun, also mentioned that Oprah Winfrey and Mark Wahlberg have reached out to him.
Two of Hip Hop biggest stars have taken interest in the pop star’s well-being as well. Em’s manager Paul Rosenberg told Braun, “We care about that kid.” Eminem’s daughter Hailie is a huge Bieber fan.
Drake is another “big brother” figure for Bieber. The two Canadians musicians are apparently very close. Said Braun, “Justin really looks up to Drake. They have an extremely special relationship.”
Bieber has been a regular in the headlines this year. The press took the teenager to task for allegedly spitting on a neighbor in March, suggesting Anne Frank would have been a “belieber” in April, getting videotaped saying “f**k Bill Clinton” in July, and for recently getting photographed at a brothel in Brazil.