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Ariana Grande on Justin Bieber: ‘He’s the Most Visible & Yet Isolated Human Being I’ve Ever Met’

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By Shannon Carlin

Nickelodeon star turned pop sensation, Ariana Grande is concerned about Justin Bieber and is speaking out in concern over his recent run-in with the law.

In an interview with Mix 104.1 in Boston (a Radio.com station) yesterday (Jan. 23)—only hours after Bieber was arrested in Miami and charged with resisting arrest without violence, a DUI and driving with an expired drivers license—Grande expressed concern over the young star’s reckless acts.

Related: What’s Wrong With Justin Bieber? 

“I think it’s really serious,” she said. “I’ve seen tweets of people like making fun of the mugshot and all this stuff, and it’s so ignorant.”

Adding, “It’s gotten to a point where I just want him to be okay.”

The 20-year-old singer told the hosts that Bieber is “the most visible and yet isolated human being I’ve ever met,” leading them to compare him to the late Michael Jackson.

The comparison isn’t that farfetched given Bieber’s exit from the jail yesterday in which he got up on top of his SUV to wave and blow kisses at his fans. The scene gave many people flashbacks of Jackson’s headline grabbing antics during his 2004 court case, which include getting up on top of his black SUV to dance after pleading not guilty to child molestation charges and blowing kisses to his fans after being acquitted.

Read more of Ariana’s take on Bieber’s recent troubles on Radio.com

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