Grand Hustle‘s T.I. recently hit The Arsenio Hall Show. While on the show, Tip touched on Justin Bieber and the current string of events that have led tabloids and news sources alike blow up with rumors of the singer “losing it” and becoming a problem child.
The King told Arsenio that Bieber is just transitioning from a boy to a man, and like us all, have to go through certain situations to learn certain lessons.
“All of us as adults has had that transitional period where we’ve had to evolve from [adolescence] to manhood,” T.I.says during an interview on The Arsenio Hall Show. “[He’s doing it] in the limelight, in the eyes of the public and all the entrapments that come with being a celebrity and playing with a hundred million [dollars] liquid. It was hard enough for me to become a man with a hundred thousand [dollars]. A hundred million? I can imagine the mistakes that could be made. I just try and offer insight wherever needed.”
T.I then went on to describe how open Justin is to hearing the rapper’s advice.
“When I speak to him,” T.I. says, “he listens with an open ear and I just tell him, ‘Man, everybody’s had that moment where they had to look at themselves in the mirror and say, “Man, something’s got to change. It’s not the environment all the time. Sometimes it’s me.”’ He understands and I just told him, ‘You know, you’ve got to pick and choose your times and moments where you can do what you want to do and what you have to do.’ “
Check out the interview with Tip below: