Justin Bieber has denied reports about him and his mother’s troubled relationship. last year he thanked Pattie Mallette for helping him to end his “stupid phase”, but the singer has revealed that their relationship is now “pretty non-existing”.

The 21 year old Canadian singer told Billboard that: “I was distant because I was ashamed. I never wanted my mum to be disappointed in me and I knew she was.

“We spent some time not talking, so it takes time to rebuild that trust. She’s living in Hawaii now, so it’s hard, but getting better.

“She’s an amazing woman and I love her.”

Bieber – who will play the Capital Jingle Bell Ball in December – also opened up about the relationship he has with his father Jeremy Bieber.

The singer described Jeremy as “immature”, but said reports that he is a “deadbeat dad” are untrue.

“He left for like a year when I was about four, went to British Columbia, came back on Father’s Day,” he said.

“I remember my mum said, ‘If you’re going to be here, you have to be here.’ There’s a misconception that he’s this deadbeat dad, but he has been in my life since. I was with him on weekends and Wednesdays.”