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Austin Mahone Wants You To Stop Comparing Him To Justin Bieber

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By Shannon Carlin

Austin Mahone gets it. He’s young, he got his start on YouTube, he’s a hit with the ladies, but he’d really love it if you stopped comparing him to Justin Bieber. Like, seriously.

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In an interview with Associated Press (via Billboard), the 18-year-old pop sensation said he understood where people are coming from, but that the comparisons are kind of obnoxious. Not to mention, unwarranted since Mahone has yet to get arrested or be caught making racist comments.

“They see a young kid who sings and dances and … they’re like, `Oh another Justin Bieber.’ Like, you don’t even know,” he said. “You don’t know me. You don’t know my music. You’re just making assumptions.”

Read more about Mahone’s disinterest in the Bieber comparisons on Radio.com

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