Justin Bieber Performing On The Today Show

*During an appearance on “Ellen” today, Usher commented on the recent travails of his mentee Justin Bieber.

Last week, the 19-year-old superstar was booed on stage while accepting his Milestone Award at the Billboard Music Awards. Then, on Sunday night, cops were called to his Calabasas, Calif., home, after multiple individuals (including former NFL player Keyshawn Johnson) called to complain about his allegedly reckless driving.

“I’m hoping for the best,” Usher of the teen. “I don’t look at it as a negative though. I look at it as a teenager. He’s a teenager having to live his life in front of a camera. Imagine if you had to do that as a teenager.”

Watch his entire Bieber answer below.