Usher, who discovered Justin in 2009, had some choice words for his protege when he flew to Panama to try to knock some sense into the ‘Believe’ singer after his DUI arrest. Usher told the troubled pop star: ‘Don’t make me regret’ bringing you into the music industry, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Usher, 35, is known for being even-tempered and an all-around nice guy, but his demeanor and tone changed when he sat Justin Bieber, 19, down for a one-on-one intervention in Panama on Jan. 25. Usher tried his best to get the Biebs to see the error of his ways, saying, “You’ve got a lot of people depending on you,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Usher’s Intervention — Inside His Private Meeting With Justin Bieber In Panama
Usher was very direct and honest with Justin when he confronted him in Panama.
Usher said to Justin: “Remember when I took a chance on you and brought you into the music industry? Don’t make me regret that,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Usher Encourages Justin Bieber To ‘Get Help’
Usher didn’t stop there. Our source says the “Looking 4 Myself” artist continued to pound knowledge into Justin’s brain, telling him “you’ve got a lot of people depending on you and a whole lot of youngsters out there who look up to you. You’ve got the world on a string. You’re fu**ing it up.”
Our well connected source says Justin had “no idea” Usher was even in route to Panama or that an intervention would take place. We’re told that while Usher is very supportive of Justin, he wants the Biebs to realize he may have a potential drug problem and urged him to seek help.
“Usher didn’t put any conditions on whether Justin should go to rehab,” the source explained. “He knows he can’t force him to do anything. He told Justin that if he can’t get his life together by himself then he would be there no matter what to support him.”
Justin was arrested in Miami on Jan. 23 after allegedly drag racing under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
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