Miley Cyrus has defended pop's bad boy, Justin Bieber insisting he can do "anything he wants".
Justin has been seemingly persistent in getting into the bad books of the public, and most recently his latest outing in a New York nightclub ended in a bloody brawl.
However fellow pop star, Miley Cyrus, who has also made headlines for alleged wild antics, appears to hold a special place in her heart for the troubled teen.
"Justin started as a baby, he had a lot of success early and he’s trying to adjust,” says the former 'Hannah Montana' star whose empathy for the 19-year-old pop star comes as she tries to shed her own squeaky clean Disney image.
The 20-year-old singer continued: “If I was Justin Bieber I’d be walking around with my top off too. He’s looking good, he’s 19, he can have any girl he wants and can do pretty much anything he wants."
“I think it’s important not to abuse it but everyone does dumb stuff when they get messed up.” she insisted.
Justin Bieber has had numerous run-ins with trouble lately (WENN)
Meanwhile R&B singer Ciara also stuck up for the Justin's erratic behaviour by arguing he was suffering from a bout of "growing pains".
She commented: “Any young boy blessed with extreme success and wealth who didn’t have that before has to adjust. Maybe it’s just growing pains.”
Justin's crew face investigation from cops following an argument which ended in a victim being sent to hospital, after a girl tried to hit on the 'Beauty and the Beat' singer in his v.i.p area.
The star allegedly ripped his shirt off and "went nuts" following the incident, befor his security quickly intervened in an attempt to calm the star down.
A spokesman for Bieber later confirmed to MailOnline: 'Justin was not involved in any altercation.'