14 FEBRUARY 2014
After five years in the pop business, British singer Pixie Lott knows a thing of two about the pressures of fame at a young age.
So the blonde star can understand a little of why Justin Bieber, who has had a sting of brushes with the law, might be struggling.
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"I feel sorry for Justin Bieber," Pixie told The Daily Mirror. "If you think about it he’s just 19 and people make mistakes at that age. I can imagine loads of boys across the country doing the same thing.
Pixie feels differently about Miley Cyrus – another pop star who is often surrounded by controversy – however .
"Miley wasn’t forced into it," says Pixie. "She wants to be like that and it works for her. "If it’s what she wants to do then good luck to her. Everyone has the freedom to do what they want to do. I certainly don’t feel any pressure."
Pixie isn't exactly a wild child, but she's not a goody-two-shoes either. The 24-year-old is often seen on nights out and she hasn't shied away from exploring a raunchier image – which fans can see in the video for her new single Nasty, out next month.
"I want to be a good role model but the most important thing for me is to be a realistic role model.