Aaron Carter Takes on Justin Bieber: "Hey, This Is My Lane Too"
Aaron Carter isn't happy with pop superstar Justin Bieber.
Aaron, the younger brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, took umbrage with the Biebs over a question asked in a November 2015 Billboard interview with Justin's music attorney Aaron Rosenberg. The interviewer asked Rosenberg, "How did Bieber not turn into Aaron Carter? What went right?"
Aaron Carter, whose popularity peaked in 2000 when he sold 3 million copies of Aaron's Party (Come Get It), says, "I found such offense to that. I thought that was outlandish. I even tweeted at Justin Bieber," he says, accusing Justin of approving the question. "For them to do something like that just makes me go, 'Hmm, why are you still talking about me?' That is outlandish and also flattering. Maybe there is some sort of threat here and you know what, that's okay."
Aaron, 28, goes on to say that while he has great respect for Justin's musical ability, he thinks the 21-year-old star has a lot to learn. "I value Justin Bieber's music. I think he's super talented. I couldn't sing the way he could at his age. Like, he was amazing," he says, before adding, "But I can tell you now that I have worked on my craft, and the difference between Justin Bieber and I now is I've produced the music that I'm making. I've gone through struggles that have really developed me into the man that I am and what I have to offer in the world, so that's what I want to get back."
He continues to say that he's ready to go neck-and-neck with the hitmaking celebrity. "I absolutely one million percent, like, want to compete with Justin Bieber. I want to go out there, and I want him to know--I respect his music, but I want him to know, 'Hey, this is my lane, too,' and I'm coming back and I'm going to do my best to succeed and be humble and respect him as well," Aaron says.
Watch as Aaron explains why Justin has been rubbing him the wrong way.