Justin Bieber's every move are under a microscope right now amid allegations of reckless driving and other wild behavior -- but there's still someone in his corner: Usher.
The pop star's mentor is standing up for the 19-year-old, chalking his actions up to youth.
"That he’ll continue to just mature but you know in this days age of social media. There is no privacy and that kind of trail and elimination period is kind of done in front of a camera," he tells Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday's episode of her talk show.
"It’s been done in many, many other celebrities are product of it and some come out bad and some come out good," he continues. "I am hoping for the best. I don’t look at as a negative though. I look at it as a teenager. A teenager having to live his life in front of a camera."
Usher's words echo those of "Mrs. Doubtfire" star Mara Wilson, who wrote a column for Cracked.com this week describing why some child stars "go crazy."
"Having to live up to your fan base is a little like having to deal with a million strict parents who don't actually love you," she says. "As soon as you have the freedom, you act out ... on a much larger scale."
Do you think Usher has a point -- and do you think Justin will grow out of this immature stage? Sound off below!