Justin Bieber “talent” rumours denied by management

A spokeswoman for Justin Bieber has denied rumours that the global teen pop sensation has become a talented musician.

A 22-year-old woman from Utah has claimed in a national US newspaper that she ‘genuinely enjoys’ Bieber’s music despite being some years out of puberty and no longer even a teenager. ‘He is clearly maturing as an artist,’ she told reporters, ‘and his vocal talent is extremely promising and reminiscent of a young John Lee Hooker.’

Bieber’s manager denied that the star ‘had ever shown this woman any talent or prowess of any kind’, and that his reputation as a vacuous purveyor of emotionally shallow, melodically unsophisticated repetitious ear-syrup was ‘100% intact, unlike certain other things I could mention.’