Nick Carter on the Backstreet Boys' wild past: "Justin Bieber couldn't hold a candle" to us
UPI News Service, 03/08/2017
Nick Carter feels Justin Bieber's headline-grabbing antics don't compare to what the Backstreet Boys did in their prime.
"I'll tell you this, there is some [expletive] that [A.J. McLean] and I both did that I'm really glad that social media wasn't around for." Carter said, alongside the Backstreet Boys, in a new interview with Elle to promote the boy band's Las Vegas residency.
"Justin Bieber couldn't hold a candle to what we did," Carter said.
Bieber has made headlines recently for being accused of headbutting a man at a pre-Grammy part and punching a fan in Barcelona.
"We would have been like TMZ's saving grace, bro. Just anything from me being drunk or irate at a club. Or me walking naked down the hallway in a hotel for no apparent reason," McLean added.
The group also discussed how they stack up to younger boy bands and why they have been able maintain their success over the years.
"The new wave of boy band says, 'Oh, we don't do what they do.' But to be honest, to me, it's not as entertaining. What we do is we truly entertain people. Music, staging, dancing, everything," Howie Dorough said, referring to a recent experience attending a One Direction concert.
"I think that's why we're still here in a lot of ways," Carter said.
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"Because it was always about a show. Regardless, we could always make great music and we could have hits. But whenever we hit the stage, we had to give a show that people would remember and that stood on its own."
The Backstreet Boys last made headlines in February for releasing a new music video for their single with Florida Georgia line titled "God, Your Mama, and Me."
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