Skrillex defends on Justin Bieber

Electronic music celebrity Skrillex has defended Justin Bieber, claiming the singer is “not a bad person”.

The American producer has been working with him and spoke of his affection for the Canadian pop star, saying people should not be so quick to judge him.

The 27-year-old DJ produced Bieber’s single ‘What Do You Mean ?’ and they also collaborate on ‘Where Are Ü Now’ project with Diplo.

Skrillex, also known as Sonny John Moore, said: “He’s [Bieber] nice, he’s  a f***ing kid. It’s so funny how ‘sheepish’ people can be, they look at a tabloid and they think they know them. Never judge a person until you know them… Probably you and I grew up with worse kids, he is not a bad person.”

He also said the 21-year-old was good at anything he tried. “He’ll better you in every instrument, he’ll beat you in ping pong.”

Former child star Bieber became emotional on stage after a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards last weekend. He admitted that he started crying because he was so “overwhelmed” by the support he had received.

Explaining his past behaviour, the singer told Jimmy Fallon he “just had a bunch of knuckleheads around me”. He added: “I just went through a place of just trying to figure it out and making decisions … but you have to test the waters. I just happened to be in front of a bunch of spotlights.”