Justin Bieber’s Series of Scandals: A Look Back
News broke early this morning that Justin Bieber had been arrested after drag racing while under the influence in Miami.
Anyone who has been paying even the slightest bit of attention to the 19-year-old singer’s antics over the past year could probably have predicted that trouble was brewing for the Biebs, so we’re taking a look back at some of those moments to figure out when things started to take a turn for the worse.
Troubles with Selena Gomez
Problems seem to have started to arise in Justin Bieber’s life when his relationship with Selena Gomez began to go south. In early 2013, the on-again-off-again couple ended their two-year romance, citing distance as the major factor. However, rumors of Justin’s infidelity seemed to be at the forefront of the breakup.
Cops Allegedly Discover Drugs and a Stun-Gun in Bieber’s Tour Bus in Sweden
As Bieber hit the road for a tour in early 2013, more drama followed, as he showed up two hours late for a concert in London and snubbed fans the following night that had waited for hours for a meet-and-greet.
One month later, while playing a show in Sweden, Bieber’s tour bus was searched by local police, who allegedly found drugs and a stun-gun on board. The raid came in response to a reported strong smell of marijuana emanating from the bus while it was parked outside of the singer’s hotel, but sources close to Bieber insisted nothing was found.
Bieber Battles with Former NFL Star
As a prelude to his recent drag racing charges, Bieber was said to have been driving at very high speeds around his Calabasas neighborhood in his white Lamborghini back in May.
One evening, former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson took issue with the singer’s reckless driving, so Johnson reportedly followed Bieber to his home to confront him. However, Bieber reportedly refused to speak to him and allegedly wouldn’t talk to police officers about the incident either.
Later, rumors surfaced that it was actually Bieber’s friend Tyler, the Creator behind the wheel, but Johnson openly refuted those claims, telling TMZ that he would have been able to tell the difference. At the time, Bieber was said to possibly be facing misdemeanor charges, though nothing has come of the incident as of yet.
Bieber Bashes Bill Clinton, Pees in a Mop Bucket
Fast-forward to July and things started getting really bizarre.
The singer and his crew were apparently making their way out of a New York night club through the kitchen when Bieber decided to relieve himself in a nearby mop bucket. It was all caught on tape by one of his friends and later posted on TMZ.
After Bieber had finished, he then proceeded to grab a bottle of cleaning solution and spray a photo of Bill Clinton that was hanging on the wall, exclaiming, “F**K Bill Clinton!”
He later was said to have issued an apology to the former president for his words.
Fights in New York and South Korean Clubs Lead to More Trouble
In August, reports surfaced that Bieber had been involved in a brawl in a New York night club, after something allegedly sent the singer flying into a rage.
Witnesses claimed that he was escorted from the club, after which, members of his entourage are said to have gotten into a fight with other bar goers.
Then, in October, Bieber had an alleged altercation with DJ Michael Woods in South Korea, who wrote on Twitter that Bieber and his crew tried to force their way into the booth because they wanted to hear hip-hop music.
“So when I told @justinbieber to f*** off and put some clothes on he took a cheap shot at my tour manager and fled behind a wall of security,” Woods posted on Twitter following the incident.
Vandalism Charges and Brazilian Video Scandal
No one really knew what to think when Brazilian beauty Tatiana Neves Barbosa uploaded a video of Justin Bieber asleep in a hotel bed in November. Barbosa, a go-go dancer and aspiring actress, suggested to news sources that she had hooked up with the Biebs, though others said she just stayed the night following a party.
Just a few days earlier, Bieber was busted for vandalism when he was caught spray painting a wall in Rio de Janeiro.
Not An “Eggcellent” Month
Things started to get really serious just this month when Justin Bieber and his friends became suspects in the egging of Bieber’s neighbor’s home, which caused a reported $20,000 in damages.
Last week, police searched Bieber’s Calabasas home in response to the incident and reportedly found drugs in the room of his friend/housemate, Lil Za.
The aspiring rapper was arrested on possession charges, and then cuffed a second time in the jailhouse when he allegedly vandalized a phone inside the building.
Meanwhile, if Bieber and his crew are found guilty of the egging, felony charges are possible.
What do you think of Justin Bieber’s drama-filled year? Do you think he’ll go to jail, or perhaps rehab?
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