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So these are stirring up some controversy.
-- of paparazzi -- and cleaning shows up to concerts late.
And criticism is sharp it is the teen superstar was forced to defend himself after getting booed.
At the billboard music awards.
And again they got.
And artists or not.
I should be taken seriously in an in this -- -- the.
So are the latest controversy just a bunch of -- nobody knows better than his mother patty maligned joins us live right now wanted to come -- does -- hurt when you watch them.
Core ours -- -- -- but -- been my baby.
Nineteen years old incredible amount of success and did you -- you book where you guys came from.
I mean it's a huge should do in your book.
Nowhere but -- I mean didn't look like you guys who end up anywhere near here.
Yeah we've been really blessed and spend.
An amazing while and he's worked really hard from tonight you you are releasing the teen version of this book -- And it was really broad need the original book talking about your struggles and gave birth when you're eighteen had struggles with the drugs and alcohol that you relied on your faith.
So much in your life how does that -- the teen book different from the average.
The team is fairly different it's -- hat it's it's just sharing my story.
I imagine myself talking to a teenager when I -- it.
And so many of the struggles that I went through where in nineteen years you know a lot of the depression and the anxiety and that.
-- in the alcohol.
I'd be used says you know -- attempted suicide the teen pregnancy and that I feel like there's so many teenagers that can really relate to that.
And so in this in this addition I have he has some pop out -- -- says and statistics and discussion questions.
And just things that -- really encourage them to reflect and and think about the issues that.
We had a chance to talk to Simon Cowell about this he's -- -- -- X-Factor talk about the success -- son and what would happen if an artist and he was handling.
Had your sons had a success listen.
Justin beaver for example is that where you number what -- of the -- stores the world nineteen years old is it almost in do you understand what he's going to.
I think that there comes a point.
Right analysts think about this hit today if I have to -- one of our offices was being overworked or for promotes it you just have to say to me he made enough money to take a year off.
You have to be sensible about it.
Do you think he's being overworked because he's -- so much success by people that don't have as best interest.
In -- like you do.
I don't believe so he he really loves what he does and he loves.
Performing he's been on tour for about it a year now and he's enjoying it and I think that he wasn't on to Larry you know.
I don't know went out to be spending time doing translation for you balanced as a mom to watch and mean if there's so many wonderful things have come from his career he's only nineteen -- and when you see some of these problems and he's gotten through recently must be just.
Really hard as a mom because I I imagine you don't have.
Control over what he does run.
Same with any parent of an adult child you know once they turn.
1819 and they move away from home and they start making their own decisions the parenting style changes and you.
Hope to still be a voice in their ear and you who I am you know you gotta love them and encourage him and he what I think he knows the things that.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But he also -- many things that I'm Phillippe how to -- he does a lot of great things that don't show up and that's -- -- nothing.
NEC Foreman thing is people of color from -- is resilience.
Because you've got -- -- it's remarkable story and the more people you tell that you not perfect but look we all are I think that that's a great message.
-- and yes and that's the masses that.
I want to get out in reading this.
This teen but I I just want to say hey people shared their stories of me when I was growing up.
And it really helped me I didn't -- to listen in my parents I didn't always listen to my parents but other people could command and sank.
Had been -- you -- and this is what I've been doing this is what I.
I hadn't made it through and -- brand now so I suffered with all this stuff and these teenagers can relate.
Nobody could have been lower and hence the title of your book and nowhere but -- patty thank you very much for joining us live thinking -- until just -- to stop by some day.
Okay here's what's with Selena you -- are they still together.
It depends that dated back to tell you might be.
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