London: Justin Bieber`s manager Scooter Braun has backed the troubled star following weeks of highly publicised bad boy antics, insisting the singer`s "heart is pure" and he is simply growing up in the public eye.
The `Baby` hitmaker has been a regular in the headlines amid reports of bad behaviour, including a police investigation over allegations he has been upsetting his neighbours in California and a number of bust-ups with photographers, reported Contactmusic.
More recent rumours suggested Braun has been losing patience with the teenage star, but the manager has now cleared up rumours of a rift between the pair and insisted Bieber`s recent troubles are all part of growing up.
In a series of posts on Twitter, he wrote, "Fact - Justin Bieber`s heart is still good and pure and caring. I saw many examples of that tonight. I`m incredibly proud and love that kid... And I have his back forever. He is growing and pushing himself as a young man and doing it with the world watching. And what he wants is to be good.
"His heart is pure and I will be right there with him like I promised him 6-years-ago. It is all love. How we react to adversity is what defines us as men."