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Shawn Mendes Defends Justin Bieber: 'Stop ­Looking At Him in a ­Negative View'

Shawn Mendes Defends Justin Bieber: 'Stop ­Looking At Him in a ­Negative View'

Shawn Mendes chills out on the new cover of Billboard mag, on news stands on September 3rd.

Here’s what the 18-year-old “Treat You Better” singer had to share:

On Justin Bieber: “People thought of him as a type of person. But maybe he was the same person the whole time and you guys just didn’t give him a chance to show you who he was. Stop ­looking at him in a ­negative view and accept him as who he is. We don’t get mad at punk rock bands for doing shit like [he does], because that’s their personality. I just find it very confusing.”

On taking great care of his voice: “I’m very extreme about [caring for my voice]. Did people care about how a singer sounded live back in the day? I don’t really feel like they did. Not ­everything was being filmed. Today, one huge mess-up and millions are seeing it. There’s a lot more on the line nowadays. We’re so cautious and scared of messing up. It adds a lot of stress to a career.”

On being careful with his fans: “You’re one person. You can’t let them take everything from you. Because they will — not in a malicious way. They just love you. You have to be careful.”

On how he hates being alone: “People know me but they have no idea. I can’t be best friends with the entire world, I can’t fall in love with every girl, I can’t be a father figure or older-brother figure to every person. But I hate being alone. I just want someone there — to get out of my own head for a minute.”

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  • damian gonzales

    another “celebrity” than faking to be the poor victim.

  • John David

    they’ve ruined music for the masses, the whole lot. glad i have no idea who this little elf is and barely know anything about the tatooed little elf he speaks of.

  • plez

    He just got famous why is he whining already. If you don’t like it than stop performing and go home and do something else. I am sure there are plenty on Youtube that would love to take your place.
    At least wait to you make a great song right now you are making it because you are a cute little boy and tween girls like you.

  • Naynay

    why is he riding justin’s weiner ?

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