Justin Bieber has had a tough time recently what with the constant rumours about his bizarre behaviour, and in a new interview the star has revealed how he handles the speculation- by acting like Jay-Z.
Justin opens up in the May issue of Teen Vogue in the US in which he addresses all those recent headlines that suggest the star is going off the rails. A teaser quote from the feature has revealed that Biebs takes a leaf out of Jay's book when it comes to dealing with the drama:
"I don't need to address every speculation", Justin insists. "Remember when Cam'ron dissed Jay-Z? Jay-Z didn’t even respond. Why didn't he respond, because he’s Jay-Z."
Good point. Meanwhile whilst Biebs turns to music god Jay for guidance, he's attracted another big name mentor in the form of Chris Brown.
Looking for guidance: Justin Bieber has compared himself to Jay-Z (WENN)
Bad boy Biebs as barely been out of the headlines over the past month with his Believe tour marred by bizarre antics such as hitting out at paps, assault allegations and the star even trying to smuggle his pet monkey onto a plane, yes really.
Now Chris has revealed that he is "praying" for Bieber and says he has sympathy for the 19-year-old. "It's a case of how I feel. Being young, having a limitless amount of income to do whatever you want. You have nobody who's going to say, 'Hey bro, you look whack right now'," he told US radio show Power 105.1′s Breakfast Club.
Chris went on to make a reference to reports that Justin is being led astray by close friends like Lil' Twist, adding: "I feel like the mainstream media... they're going to target the little black boys around him and say this is why he's doing it. I'm damn sure glad I'm not around!"
He added: "I pray for him, I pray for myself. I think we're both great artists... he's like a baby Elvis."