TMZ has released pictures of Justin Bieber smoking what appears to be marijuana on January 4, and now Justin’s camp is freaking out.
Justin reportedly apologized to his young fan base via Twitter the following day (although I can’t find the tweet). Even though Bieber is “owning up” to his indiscrection, his team “isn’t happy about those photos. They are grilling security about who could have taken them.”
Bieber’s BFF, 19-year-old rapper Lil Twist, is believed to have been partying in the hotel room, too.
The pictures were reportedly taken on Jan. 2 inside a hotel room in Newport Beach, Calif. Just one day earlier, a paparazzo was killed while trying to photograph the singer’s Ferrari in L.A. Though Bieber was not in the vehicle at the time, he expressed his condolences in a statement to Us.
“While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident,” the Canadian crooner said, “my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim.”
In the June 2012 issue of GQ, Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, said the “Beauty and the Beat” singer goes to great lengths to maintain a squeaky clean image. “He knows that I hold him to a high standard,” Braun said. “He doesn’t want to blow it.”
That wasn’t the only reason Bieber wanted to steer clear of trouble. “For me, it’s just like, I like to be in control of myself. I mean, I’ve had a beer, like, before. . . But I never get out of control,” the pop star told the magazine. “I mean, I keep my guard up a lot, because you know, you can’t trust anyone in this business. That’s what’s sad. You can’t trust anybody. I learned the hard way.”
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I cannot imagine what it’s like growing up as a celebrity kid. Getting whatever you want, whenever you want it, has GOT to do something to a person. Growing up is hard enough as it is, without being constantly given everything you could ever want. Having the worlds strongest morals will only get you so far. At some point, hormones take over. Not that what he did was right, but I feel like what he did is so normal. I just can’t imagine growing up getting absolutely everything you ever wanted.