Backstreet Boys A.J. McLean Offers Support for Justin Bieber

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Backstreet Boys member AJ McLean is offering strong words of support for fellow musician Justin Bieber.

At the Friends N’ family Pre Grammy Party Saturday, AJ told Life & Style he believe Justin was a “good kid” despite his recent run-in with the law following his DUI arrest on Thursday.

He’s not a bad kid. He’s a good kid, he’s talented and good looking he just needs to surround himself with better people that don’t yes him to death and tell him right from wrong.

AJ also reflected on how much tougher it was these days to be in the public eye:

I was just talking about that this morning with my wife. I was like now the scrutiny is so much worse because people just wanna bring you down and he did have a lot of success at a very young age.

But I think they are blowing it out of proportion, he is doing what any 19 year old would do. Granted when I was 19 I wasn’t peeing in buckets but I was throwing toilette paper on peoples cars, I was a kid.

I think they are making it a little worse but if there are drugs involved I think he needs to get a little bit of help.

AJ wouldn’t say whether or not he believed Justin should go to rehab, but that whatever JB decides to do he plans to offer his personal support.

I’m going to reach out to his management, see if he wants to do a little pow wow and take him under my wing, and maybe see if he will actually hear me.

AJ and his fellow Backstreeters had the benefit of being surrounded by “really supportive people who didn’t ‘Yes’ us to death.”

Who knows who he’s surrounding himself with that are egging him on, no pun intended.

One of the first things I would say is one of the tattoos that I have on me that says, “What are you doing? Are you trying to prove something to yourself? Are you trying to prove something to the press and the media? Are you trying to flip everyone the bird and say, ‘I can do what I want!’? Or are you trying to ask for help and you’re not going about it the right way?” This could be a cry for help for all we know.

Hopefully he’ll want to sit down and we can have a little chat. Obviously he has to go through what he’s going through, and hopefully he comes out the other end a better, stronger human being.

  • tj

    charges dropped. stop talkin shit. aj seems nice tho.

    • BSBfan

      AJ isn’t talking shit. This boy went through alot, the Backstreet boys have been around for decades. They know the price of fame. The fans have been with them through all the thick and thin even when AJ and Nick fell through hard times with drugs and alcohol, getting in trouble with DUI’s etc. All AJ is doing is showing support and wants to help because he’s been through it all. AJ is only one of the few people that would actually be straight with Justin and lend a ear if he needs to vent. People are rallying around Justin isn’t that what you guys want?.

    • Justice Drew Beebs Lover

      Yeah…I honestly Believe he has been depressed about Not being nominated or recogonized fir a Grammy…every year he gets snubbed. And all his experimenting with Drugs has been put on blast and its ruined his reputation. His Beliebers are not buying as many albums and he gets virtually No Radio play …: (((( So sad and disappointing!!

  • Sinthia

    I agree justin need to be around people that are not trouble maker it will make him a better roll model and if the paparazzi always around just try to ignore them I know they are annoying but they just doing their job and Maybe if he get’s angry at them they would keep on bothering him.

  • nicki

    A.J. is a good supporter to Justin. I agree because A.J. is right when he said Justin is doing what any kid will do at 19 he just need support. Also Justin is a talented kid and good-looking he just need to hang out with better people that will tell him right to wrong and don’t let him down. I am still supporting Justin. I luv you.

    • Kalani

      Why would AJ care. He has usher and of course Kevin Durant and mike posner. There a little older and I would think they have been in the business for awhile

  • Diana Garrido

    That’s very good that he’s supporting him I’m so so so happy beliber

  • Belieber

    I agree with A.J

  • Aqilah Salsabila

    i agree with him. i think justin is sorrounded by bad people :( yall know i dont wanna lose him. so i dont want him to turn into bad things :( so sad to see him sorrounded by bad people :(

  • hannah bieber

    i agree with AJ 100% . <3 hopefully justin will listen and learn what hes doing wrong <3 <3 hes a very good influence on justin <3 i respect him so much <3

  • Belieber Forever

    thank you so much AJ
    i really respect you.
    I hope Justin and AJ will have a chat soon.
    i hope Justin will learn from his mistakes
    no matter what happens i’ll always be standing by Justin’s side

  • Justice Drew Beebs Lover

    AJ is right! Well said! Love you so much Bieby!!!