Usher has been alongside the young singer Justin Bieber since 2008 when the Canadian hopeful was first discovered by his manager Scooter Braun, and has been Bieber’s mentor all the way throughout his transition as a megastar.
On Tuesday, when Usher was featured on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” he took the opportunity to discuss his views about the young star’s recent troubles:
“We hope that in his transition — as friends and family who have helped him be who he is — that he will continue to just mature,“ he said. “But in this day’s age of social media there is no privacy. That kind of trial and elimination period is done in front of a camera. It’s been done and many, many other celebrities have been a product of it. Some come out bad, some come out good. I’m hoping for the best.“