Will Smith talks about Justin Bieber — and the negative press surrounding him in recent weeks.
He tells Extra:
Somebody is nineteen years old, they’re gonna do what they’re gonna do just like we did.
For me the most important thing was for him to know anytime he can just call and I’ll come, whatever happens. At that age that’s what you need to know. You can do what ya gonna do, but you have someplace you can go, you can find safety.
We think it hugely important to support artists, young artists specifically. There’s really a war against that kind of artistry, that kind of creation, and against youth.
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Will’s wife Jada Pinkett — by his side during the interview — wrote a long Facebook post last month defending Justin and other young stars against media “bullying.”