VIDEO: Justin Bieber's Security Director Shares Crazy Fan Stories!
Justin Bieber‘s director of security, Mikey Arana, is always by the superstar’s side – so we can only imagine how crazy his life must get!
The 22-year-old “Sorry” singer recently dished on how his fans have changed as he’s gotten older, and Mikey chimed in with some of the craziest fan encounters he’s had to break up!
“As fans have grown, they’re more likely to engage [Justin] in a conversation than to grab him and literally rip him apart,” Mikey says in a clip from the new documentary Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower.
“I remember when I first started with him – it may sound crazy, but three, four [emotional] little girls – they have so much strength that they would literally rip his shirt, take off his hoodie,” he went on. “And if it’s a big crowd, you could lose him in the crowd … But as the fans have grown with him, so has their approach to be able to just come up to him and go, ‘Hey Justin, how are you?’ and engage in conversation.”
“I think we started realizing we needed security when thousands of people started showing up at radio stations,” Justin‘s manager Scooter Braun added. “Then we went to Australia, and we told the Australians at this Sunrise TV show that we were going to need more security, and they didn’t believe us, and then the kids rioted the streets.”
Listen to Justin tell some of his own stories below!
Bodyguards Documentary – Justin Bieber and His Bodyguard
Also pictured inside: Justin carrying a puppy while at the airport after his concert on Friday (November 11) in Krakow, Poland.