Austin Mahone: Justin Bieber Comparisons Are “Obnoxious”
Austin Mahone is getting annoyed with the constant Justin Bieber comparisons. Although both singers got their start as YouTube sensations, Mahone wants people to listen to his music before automatically linking him to the pop star.
“I can kind of see where they’re coming from, but at the same time, it’s kind of obnoxious,” he told the Associated Press on Thursday. “They see a young kid who sings and dances and… they’re like, ‘Oh another Justin Bieber.'” He added, “You don’t know me. You don’t know my music. You’re just making assumptions.”
Bieber came under fire this week after two videos emerged from several years ago, showing him tell a racist joke, as well as gleefully singing the N-word. While Bieber continues to makes apology after apology, Mahone is focusing on growing as an entertainer.
“I may not be the best dancer or the best performer right now, but I’m always getting better,” said Mahone. “Next year I’ll be even better than I am now. And the year after that, I’ll just keep getting better.”
What do you think of Mahone’s comments?