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Justin Bieber was in a really dark place in 2014, says his manager

But Scooter Braun never gave up on him despite people warning him that Bieber's career is possibly over

Kaushani Banerjee 2 October 2017, 10:06 PM
Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun has finally opened up about the singer’s infamous 2014 DUI arrest

Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun has finally opened up about the singer’s infamous 2014 DUI arrest

If you thought Justin Bieber's bad boy persona was all for show, a recent interview with his manager Scooter Braun will shed light on the singer's struggles. In 2014, Justin Bieber made headlines for drinking and driving and alleged drug abuse, which was followed by an arrest. Scooter had spotted 13-year-old Justin, and helped him propel to fame.

In an interview with Wall Street Journal, Scooter opened about Justin's issues and said, “It was worse than people realised. I failed him day after day. We were living in hell because he was in such a dark place.”

The artiste manager who also handles Ariana Grande and Martin Garrix further said, “I have inconveniences, and other people have problems. Mine feel important, but they're not. They're not life or death. Justin's stuff got to a point where it was a problem.”

While several people asked Scooter to give up on Justin, he pursued the singer even at his Alchoholic Anonymous meetings. “Some of the biggest people in the industry, people invested in Justin's career, told me, 'It's over. Focus on something else. That kid is done',” he was quoted saying. "I made a promise to him when he was 13 that I would never give up on him. I plan on keeping that promise," he added.


Justin Beiber and Scooter Braun
Scooter with Justin (Image: Instagram)

Scooter further told WSJ that the singer tried pushing him away. “Our relationship really struggled, but I started to learn things that made me a better man. When the time came and Justin needed the resources to get back on track, I wanted to make sure I was a rock and someone he could turn to.”

Bieliebers remember that in 2013 Justin had abandoned his pet monkey in Germany. He was then videotaped urinating in a janitor's mop bucket and allegedly visiting a brothel in Brazil, where he was also charged with defacing a building with graffiti, and videotaped sleeping by a woman who was later identified as a sex worker. Aren't we glad Scooter had Justin's back?


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