Will.I.Am believes Justin Bieber’s mother Pattie Mallettee needs to be a stabilizing force in Justin’s life as he reels from one controversy to another. The Black Eyed Peas star told the Daily Telegraph:
It’s dangerous to be a child star, but it’s dangerous to be a child in the ghetto, or to be a child at school being bullied. If you have good parents, you’ll be all right. Justin’s mom is great.
He also believes Justin’s uncharacteristically bad behavior may be the result of him falling in with a bad crowd over recent months as he struggles to cope with the pressures of fame.
I don’t think for one moment that this is all about him being a bad boy. He’s only just turned 19 and he’s still learning to cope with the pressures of fame.
But it’s worrying. You read all sorts of things about him…and he needs to understand some of those so-called friends probably don’t have his best interests at heart.