A representative for Justin Bieber has dismissed tabloid reports the Canadian teen sensation has fallen out with his overprotective mother, amid rumours he's grown tired of her controlling ways.
The 17-year-old Baby hitmaker is said to have been desperate to cut ties with his mum Pattie Mallette following a series of arguments over his lifestyle.
An insider told America's National Enquirer, "(Bieber) wants to enjoy the perks of being one of the hottest stars on the planet, and Pattie's trying to keep him grounded.
"Justin's been complaining non-stop about how controlling his mom is. He loves her, but he hates being treated like a child. He's gotten a taste of freedom, and now he wants more."
The report also alleged that Mallette disapproved of the star's friendships with Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift.
But a spokesperson for Bieber has dismissed the speculation, telling GossipCop.com, "All (the report) is unfounded and false."