The singer and his creative counterparts gathered at Regal Cinemas in L.A.Live on Dec. 18 for the world premiere of Believe. Directed by Jon Chu, the documentary embraces some (though not all) of the controversy in the superstar's evolution: it shows a particularly vulnerable Bieber -- still reeling from a nasty run-in with the paparazzi in March, a crushing breakup with longtime girlfriend Selena Gomez and the death of Bieber superfan Avalanna Routh of cancer at age 6, which shook him to the core.
The R&B singer who initially signed Bieber in 2007 came out to the Los Angeles event to continue his support.
Justin Bieber opted for a bright red Balmain blazer and leather pants for the purple carpet premiere.
The director of G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Bieber's 2011 documentary Never Say Never toldTHR that the movie is an illumination of the unreality of Bieber's life: "What's compelling is to see Justin not as an object for us to judge, to harp on and destroy but somebody whom we have responsibility for because we ultimately put him there. We click on those links. We fuel that fire."
Bieber and His Family
The singer was all smiles as he posed with his mother, Pattie Mallette, and grandparents at the world premiere of Believe.
The actor and son of Will Smith, Bieber's present mentor, attended the screening.
The Mad Men actress also attended the screening in a RED Valentino outfit.
Greeting His Fans
Thousands of fans -- or Beliebers -- waited out Regal Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles. A few fortunate few even got to meet their idol.
Asher Roth, who featured Bieber alongside Chris Brown and Rye Rye on his track "Actin' Up," attended the purple carpet premiere of the singer's second documentary feature. The rapper is also managed by Scooter Braun.
Open Roads Films
Open Road Films CEO Tom Ortenberg, director Jon Chu and Open Road Films president of marketing Jason Cassidy gather to celebrate the Believe premiere.
Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o and Alfonso Cuaron took home top honors at the Academy Awards on Sunday, held at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, with performances by Pharrell Williams and Idina Menzel, selfies with host Ellen DeGeneres and a photobomb by Benedict Cumberbatch. View gallery