Justin Bieber needs ‘relationship drama’ for success, claims will.i.am

Updated: Aug 13, 2011, 09:31 AM IST

Washington: American rapper will.i.am feels that Justin Bieber needs to go through a heart break in order to get a rocketing career success.

The ‘Black Eyed Peas’ producer - who is currently working with the ‘Baby’ singer for their latest album – insisted that a ‘relationship drama’ with girlfriend Selena Gomez would lead Bieber to long-term success.

“Justin as an artist has to fight. Michael Jackson fought, Prince fought, the ones that stood around for a long time are the ones that are always fighting for something,” Contactmusic quoted him as telling Ryan Seacrest’s radio show.

“He’s gonna hurt. He’s going to go through relationship drama [and that will make him successful].

“We know the ones that get comfortable and then their career is short, ‘Oh I remember that one song he had, that was cool,’” he added.