Justin Bieber is alright, leave him alone, says Will.I.Am

Updated: Apr 21, 2013, 11:03 AM IST

London: Rapper Will.I.Am has come out in Justin Bieber`s support as the young singer continues to get criticised in the media.

Will.I.Am, who features Bieber on his new single #thatpower, believes the `Baby` hitmaker is one of the most talented people he has ever worked with.

Bieber has been criticised for coming late for a concert in London, fighting with a photographer and his most recent bad press came after his visit to Anne Frank museum in Amsterdam.

The 19-year-old was criticised for saying he hoped the Holocaust victim would have been a fan "a Belieber".

Will.I.Am thinks it was wise of the singer to spend time in a museum instead of partying, reported the Sun.

"Justin is a great talent. Of all the people I have worked with over the past five years he is one of the best. I remember when I was 19, it was pretty tough. The difference between me and him is that I got to grow up in private, he is growing up in front of everybody," the rapper said.

"We are like, hey, that guy went to freaking Amsterdam and went to see Anne Frank`s museum... The dude was in freaking Amsterdam. He could get sex because it`s legal, he could get drugs because it`s legal, and now we are making a hoopla because he said, `I wonder if Anne Frank was a Belieber?`," he added.