Is Justin Bieber’s Entourage Hurting His Career?
It’s not unusual for celebrities to have an entourage of people around them, some of which are very necessary. A starlet might show up for a red carpet appearance with a makeup artist and hairstylist in tow, and may even have someone to help with her wardrobe for the evening.
Stars also have assistants who can keep them on schedule, remind them of persons they’ll be meeting, and carry everything they need while out in public. While some members of an entourage can be necessary, they can also be damaging to a star’s career if they cause trouble, get in the way, or are otherwise unnecessary. Some can simply be out for their own means, wanting to hang out with a star to get into parties and clubs.
Young singer Justin Bieber has an entourage that is already getting him into trouble despite his age and his successes, and some in the industry are wondering if he’s perhaps losing control of those that surround him. After an appearance by Bieber on the late night variety show Saturday Night Live, cast member Bill Hader revealed that Justin showed up with some 20 guys who crowded around backstage and who made it difficult for the cast and crew to get to where they needed to be. According to Hader, Justin had one guy holding a slice of pizza and one holding a Diet Coke, and others seeming to do nothing but get in everyone’s way.
Earlier this month the cortege also caused trouble in a Long Island nightclub when a female fan wanted to approach Bieber but the entourage turned her away. The fan’s boyfriend got angry and the following started a fight with him that spilled out into the parking lot. The boyfriend was injured in the fight and filed a police report, which opened an investigation about the incident. They were also detained at a Florida airport just weeks later when drug-sniffing dogs stopped at their luggage.
Apparently the entourage has become such a problem for him that his management has had to step in and they have encouraged him to give up his friendships with his roommates Lil Twist and Lil Za. The two have reportedly been caught speeding through Bieber’s neighborhood and have even gotten DUI charges while in his car. His management thinks they’re a bad influence on him but apparently Bieber is happy to finally have friends his own age and refuses to kick them out of his house or his life!
No matter what happens behind the scenes, real fans of Justin Bieber hope that he keeps his personal life in order. Far too many young singers and stars allow those around them to damage their career in ways that cannot be repaired, so hopefully he’ll be an exception!Related Stories: