Justin Bieber 's been on the receiving end of a lot of bad press lately, but he has at least one staunch defender: his protegee, Carly Rae Jepsen .
Carly tells E! Online that when she looks at Justin, she doesn't see some irresponsible, misguided kid who's about to have a meltdown. In fact, it's quite the opposite.
"All I see is an incredibly hard worker and a man who's just passionate about what he does," she tells E!, noting that Justin is "putting it on himself to take on a lot all at once." She seems to think that anyone who's under that kind of pressure is bound to make a misstep or two.
"I think if anything I'm inspired by how hard he works," she adds. "I definitely want to add that to my own mantra."
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