The pop star recently sat down with Billboard, and opened up about being famous at such a young age. He even voiced his concern for those growing up in the spotlight like his famous friend Kylie Jenner.
While talking to the mag to promote his new album Purpose, Justin said that being a child star is "the toughest thing in the world." He was only 12 years old when Scooter Braun discovered him on YouTube.
"I wouldn't suggest being a child star," he added bluntly. "I want people to be more kind to young celebrities. ... I hurt for some people."
He went on, "Like Kylie. Look at her world: She has been living on TV since she was a kid," he continues. "Every time she's looking around she sees a camera, and that's affecting how she's thinking and how she's perceiving people and why she has to do certain things ... Situations that happen taint your mind, especially in this industry. Especially for girls. Everything is so [based] on people's looks and stuff ... Look at the statistics on how many child stars have crumbled and turned out to be wack jobs. It's because -- it's f**ked, bro, this lifestyle."
Bieber acknowledges the "fake fantasy world" being a celebrity can sometimes create like creating an alter ego. "Like, oh, everything I say is funny. I must be the funniest dude ever," he says about the danger of yes-people constantly surrounding him. "Only to find out, man, my jokes suck."
We all know Bieber is still figuring this whole thing out, though. Just a few days ago, he stormed off stage in the middle of a concert in Norway, and later apologized to his fans on Instagram.