Hollywood is standing by Justin Bieber’s side in the wake of the young star’s arrest.
On Thursday night, while at will.i.am and i.am.angel’s Annual Trans4m Concert benefiting disadvantaged youth, HipHollywood caught up with a few stars who shared their reaction to Bieber’s legal woes.
“I got nothing but respect for every musician and artist in the industry,” Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas shared. “I know JB has been going through his situation and I hope he gets through it. I wish the best for him and his family because I know it’s hard.”
Busta Rhymes, who was seemingly candid in his response, expressed how much he adored the young star. “We’ve all been through things, I’ve been through things, a lot of artists have been through things,” the rapper explained. “I’m a Bieber fan, I like the kid. I think he’s a good dude. Whenever me and him cross paths it’s always been golden, he’s always shown respect … Lets keep loving him for what he does and lets not focus on the bullsh*t.”
Across town, at Diddy’s pre-Grammy party, HipHollywood also caught up with some of the industry’s best who sounded off on the 19-year-old’s troubles.
“We all did it, so we can’t look at him in a different light than we look at ourselves,” Scarface said. “I don’t like the way America builds their stars and they push them to the ground after they build them.”
Chris Brown’s girlfriend, Karrueche Tran also expressed her thoughts, telling us, “Probably not the smartest move, but best of luck to him.”
As for TI, the Atlanta rapper tried to shy away from the question.”Don’t talk negative about nobody around me, I don’t want to do no talking about no negative about nobody,” he told HH.
Justin was arrested early Thursday morning in Miami on suspicion of DUI and drag racing. The 19-year-old was reportedly leaving a Miami Beach nightclub when he was pulled over for speeding in a yellow Lamborghini. The Canadian singer, who did not have a license on him, appeared to be incoherent and resisted arrest without violence, using some choice words while be questioned.
Bieber was released on $2,500 bail.