Meet Justin Bieber's new BFF, Cody Simpson!

Australian pop singer, Cody Simpson, has defended Justin Bieber following his altercation with Orlando Bloom.

The 20-year-old Canadian singer dodged a punch from the Lord of the Rings star at a party in Ibiza yesterday after reportedly making a reference to the actor's ex-wife Miranda Kerr, but his pal insists his misdeeds can be put down to his youth.

Speaking on Australia's The Morning Show, Cody Simpson said: "Obviously we're all young and he gets himself into some stuff sometimes. He's a person I'd go to for everything. He's like a big brother."

And despite the Believe singer's controversial antics, which have also included numerous run-ins with neighbours over his wild partying, Cody insists Bieber does a "lot of good" for people.

He said: "He has the world in his hands as he does a lot of good as well. I've got all good things to say."

Justin and Orlando got into a row at an Ibiza restaurant after the singer reportedly told the actor, "Say hi to Miranda for me," prompting him to take a swing at the young star.

Miranda's lawyer previously said that rumours she cheated on Orlando - with whom she has three-year-old son Flynn - with the Confident singer after the Victoria's Secret fashion show in 2012 were "false and defamatory."