Nick Carter is a little more understanding of Justin Bieber's "bad boy" issues -- and for good reason!
The Backstreet Boys recently talked to Elle magazine about their Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood, where Carter admitted that had their been Instagram and Twitter when they were coming up, they'd probably be dogged by the same image!
"I'll tell you this," the 37-year-old singer shared. "There is some s**t that AJ and I both did that I'm really glad that social media wasn't around for. Because Justin Bieber couldn't hold a candle to what we did."
"Just anything from me being drunk or irate at a club," Carter's bandmate, AJ McLean, agreed. "Or me walking naked down the hallway in a hotel for no apparent reason."
"I saw a One Direction concert," singer Howie Dorough said. "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."
"Yeah, and I think that's why we're still here in a lot of ways. Because it was always about a show," Carter added. "I think that's what's given us longevity...I kinda feel like we're athletes."
The Backstreet Boys' Las Vegas residency is currently running.