Eminem is hoping to convince “ticking time bomb” Justin Bieber to enter therapy over the festive season.
The hip-hop star is said to be deeply concerned about the 19-year-old singer, who has been accused of drug use, terrorizing his neighbors and visiting a brothel this year. Over the weekend an ambulance was called to Justin’s Calabasas mansion after a girl was found passed out following a party.
Eminem has experienced his own career highs and lows, including battling an addiction to prescription medication. He reportedly believes he is the perfect person to support the Canadian star at the moment.
“He’s really hoping he can sort Justin out,” an insider told British newspaper The Sun.
“The way he’s going, he’s worried he’s going to end up in really bad trouble. He wants to talk him into going to therapy and counseling to deal with the stress of fame in a positive way.
“Everyone is saying how they think he’s a ticking time bomb.”
Eminem is hoping Justin will accept his invitation to stay at the rapper’s home in Michigan, Detroit, between Christmas and New Year.
Should the teenager agree to the break and take some advice from the 41-year-old artist it’s understood their friendship might become a working relationship.
“Eminem would consider going in to the studio with him if he sorts himself out, which would be a dream come true for Justin,” the insider said.
The hip-hop star is the latest in a string of major celebrities to reach out to Justin. Mark Wahlberg was rumored to be working on a basketball movie with the young star and earlier this year offered him some words of wisdom.
“Don’t be so naughty, yeah? Be a nice boy, pull your [pants] up, make your mom proud and stop smoking weed, you little b*****d,” he said.
“He’s a teenager living in a different day and age. I was in prison before I got a record, and I don’t think he’s been to prison.”
Eminem’s manager previously revealed he had told Scooter Braun, who looks after Justin’s career, that the rapper was there for him.
“If you ever want Eminem to talk to him, he would do it in a second. He cares about that kid,” Paul Rosenberg said.
Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith and Adam Levine have also reached out to the star, while Tom Hanks’ wife Rita Wilson offered up the actor’s services as a mentor.
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