Justin Bieber Cries While Talking About Wanting To 'Protect' Billie Eilish
Justin Bieber broke down during an interview with Apple Music radio station Beats 1 while discussing the hardships of being famous at a young age.
If there's anyone who understands the downsides to fame, it's Justin Bieber.
Signing his first major record deal at just 14-years-old, the now-25-year-old star spoke to Zane Lowe ahead of his new album, Changes, and wanting to "protect" fellow singer Billie Eilish in the hopes she can avoid what he went through.
"It was hard for me being that young and being in the industry and not knowing where to turn and everyone telling me they loved me and you know, just turning their back on you in a second," Bieber said, adding, "I just kind of let her do her thing and if she ever needs me I'm going to be here for her."
"But yeah, just protecting the moment because people take for granted encounters," Bieber said as he began to get emotional.
"I just want to protect her," he continued. "I don’t want her to lose it. I don’t want her to go through anything I went through. I don’t wish that upon anybody. If she ever needs me, I’m just a call away."
Billie, who has been a longtime mega fan of Bieber's, shared the candid clip on her Instagram with the caption "stream change", as JB commented a message of support underneath, writing, "Love you!" while his wife, Hailey Baldwin, responded with a love heart.
Billie had previously been vocal about being a longtime fan of the star, with the "Bad Guy" singer finally meeting her idol at last year's Coachella, leading the pair to develop a friendship.
"We talked about making some stuff," she told Billboard.
"It was crazy, though. The first thing he DM'd me was a screenshot of -- I guess he scrolled up and saw a message I had sent in 2014 -- 'Hey, Justin. I just wanted to talk,'" she recalled. "'How are you? Please answer.'"
Bieber also opened up about his previous relationship with singer Selena Gomez in his Beats 1 interview, admitting he was "reckless".
"I think I was just hurt from my previous relationship... In my previous relationship, I went off and just went crazy and went wild, just was being reckless," he said.
"[With Hailey Baldwin] I took the time to really build myself and focus on me, and try to make the right decisions and all that sort of stuff. And yeah, I got better."