SuperHollywoodBigshot Scooter Braun, who manages Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande among others, was recently on Van Lathan‘s The Red Pill Podcast and spoke about his nightly fear that Justin would die of an overdose.
“There was a time when I would go to sleep almost every night—when he had the money to fly away from me—and I was worried every night that I was going to lose him.”
He elaborated: “I thought he was going to die. I thought he was going to sleep one night and that he would have so much crap in his system that he would not wake up the next morning.”
This was during that messy 2014 period when Justin was throwing eggs and pissing in buckets and drag racing and generally just be a douchebag hooligan.
Braun told the Wall Street Journal in 2017, “I failed him day after day.” He continued, “We were living in hell because he was in such a dark place.”
“He used to yell and scream at me, and he wanted to put music out, he wanted to tour, but I thought if he did that, he would die. So, I just refused.”
Braun told the Journal that he would be loyal to the singer, no matter what. “I made a promise to him when he was 13 that I would never give up on him. I plan on keeping that promise,” he said.
Then, of corse, Bieber found Jesus and all was right with the world.
“I think he made a conscious choice for himself to change, I think for a year and a half I failed miserably trying to help him, because for year and a half he didn’t change…It wasn’t until one day he woke up and said, ‘Hey I need to talk to you, I don’t want to be that person anymore.'”
(via E!; photos: Avalon Red)