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15 June 2012, 14:10
The 'Baby' singer's mentor says Justin has had to deal with intense pressure growing up with so much fame.
Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun has described the singer as "a fighter" for the way he has dealt with growing up in the public eye and taking control of his music career.
The 'Boyfriend' star's longtime manager and mentor Scooter says Justin has had to deal with an enormous amount of pressure due to the intense media attention he has received since the age of 14 when he first emerged in the industry.
"No one in the the history of the world has ever grown up in the pressure that he has, being a solo artist that young, that famous, in a world with technology that exposes us 24-7," Scooter told Billboard magazine in their July issue.
"He was literally going through puberty in front of the entire world, with everyone expecting something from him and a lot of people waiting for him to screw up," Scooter explained. "He's a fighter.
"I'm proud of him - how he's stayed true to himself and taken control of the entire situation."
Scooter added that, despite Justin turning 18 earlier this year, he still needs a lot of guidance and is still "finding his way" in the world.
View a picture of Justin being interviewed backstage at the Summertime Ball 2012 below (Credit: PA):
Fresh from playing the Capital FM Summertime Ball last weekend (9th June) Justin flew over to Mexico to continue his 'All Around The World' promo tour with a show in front of 300,000 fans in Mexico.
Justin Bieber is also set to perform on US breakfast series The Today Show today (15th June) in the US, after being mobbed by a legion of fans upon his arrival at the TV studio this morning.
View performances of Justin Bieber's set at the Summertime Ball 2012 below: