Bieber: I'm Young and I Make Mistakes'

The singer responds to critics who say he's spiraling out of control.
2:08 | 03/28/13

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Transcript for Bieber: I'm Young and I Make Mistakes'
First in this half hour right to superstar jtin bieber. It's been a rough few weeks for the biebs and now he's lashing out at critics who say he is spiraling out of control. He's talking tough in a brand-new interview. G gio benitez has his story. ♪ If I was your boyfriend ♪ ♪ never let you go ♪ Reporter: This morning as the nation wonders if justin bieber is having a meltdown. Big story trending. Sheriffs called out to justin bieber's home. Justin bieber slammed as a menace on four wheels. Reporter: The teen star is speaking out defending himself to "us weekly" saying the biggest misconception about me is that I'm a bad person. I want to be a good role model but some people want me to fail. The superstar tells the magazine, I'm young and I make mistakes. That's part of growing up. I mess up sometimes. It's part of growing up. He did admit to me that does make mistakes but he said I'm 19. Isn't that what you're supposed to do when you're 19? Reporter: Tuesday morning a neighbor accused bieber of battery. The man claiming the biebs got physical during a heated argument over bieber's loud ferrari. According to tmz bieber denies threatening the neighbor or making any physical contact. ♪ As long as you love me ♪ Reporter: Usually known for his record-breaking singles, the teen sensation is making headlines for his peculiar behavior appearing shirtless in london and at the airport in pole lapd. Even famously tweeting this shirtless photo from a london hospital after collapsing during a concert. His mother saying wednesday she's giving her son space. You know, I think him being 19, you know, I just got to let go a little and make some of his own decisions and, you know, I'm sure you can, you know, appreciate how as a mom I read some of these stories. And his mom says she learns about these headlines the same way many of us do through the internet. Meanwhile, right now bieber is in the middle of his overseas tour and the biebs says, you know, he's just trying to have fun and should be allowed to do it. 19, you're starting to creep up there a little bit. All right, gio, thank you. Hey, guy, thanks.

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