The 34-year-old The Voice judge tells Ellen DeGeneres, “We talk as much as possible, I mean, me and Scooter– we stay in contact. Obviously when I can be of help I do so — reach out and stay connected.”
He adds, “I think all of us in some way have humble beginnings that pan out to be incredible and we hope that in his transition — as friends and family who have helped him be who he is — that he’ll continue to just mature. But you know in these days age of social media, there is no privacy and that kind of trial and elimination period is kind of done in front of a camera.
“I am hoping for the best. I don’t look at as a negative though. I look at it as a teenager … a teenager having to live his life in front of a camera. Imagine if you had to do that as a teenager?”
In the past few months, Justin has been accused of speeding through his Calabasas neighborhood twice, he was photographed lunging at a photographer and threatening to beat him up, he angered fans in London by being severely late to his concert and his was booed at the Billboard Awards.