Britney Spears defends Justin Bieber
Britney Spears feels sorry for Justin Bieber.
The 34-year-old singer first found fame as a child star on Disney's 'Mickey Mouse Club' and empathises with the current crop of popstars who have to adjust to having their every move scrutinised.
She said: "Whoever is in the spotlight, people are really quick to judge. There are a lot of kids coming up who've experienced that. You know, Justin Bieber, he's huge, and he experiences that. It's just the way the world works, unfortunately."
While Britney has had her own issues in the past, the mother-of-two says she no longer cares what people think about her.
She explained: "I've been doing this for 20 years. I kind of don't pay attention to it. I have my relationship with God and myself and that's what matters to me. I really don't care what most people think."
Meanwhile, the singer hasn't released a new record since her eighth LP 'Britney Jean' in 2013 but insisted her upcoming album is her "best in a long time".
She told V magazine: "I'm just particular with this record. It's my baby, and so I really want it done right. I would much rather have it be completely how I want it to be, whether that takes another year for me to do, or two months.
"It's the best thing I've done in a long time."