Justin’s reps have declined to comment on the new photos showing the singer holding a very suspicious-looking lit cigarette, but now HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVE info from an insider close to the situation!
Justin Bieber, 18, was photographed holding what appears to be marijuana as he partied with a few friends in a hotel room in Newport Beach, California on Jan. 2. The release of the photos, on Jan. 4, comes three days after a paparazzo, who made a call to his freelancing photo agency and claimed the Biebs was smoking pot while driving, was killed while trying to photograph Justin.
While Justin’s reps declined to comment, an insider shed light on the situation.
An insider tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively, “He’s 18, about to be a 19-year-old kid and he’s been a pretty good kid. It’s not like he’s a kid who’s been a problem — he’s generally handled himself pretty well and he’s fine, he’ll get through this.”
“Listen, he’s been through a lot in the past year including Mariah Yeater trying to make hay off his back. He grew up without a dad, so considering all that… he’s generally been a good kid.”
Justin Bieber Tweets About Pot Controversy
Justin tweeted on Jan. 5, “I see all of u. i hear all of u. i never want to let any of you down. i love u. and..thank u. like i said…2013…new challenges. new doubters…Im ready. We are ready. see u all tomorrow and everyday after that. goodnight ladies.”
According to TMZ, it was Lil’ Twist who was rolling the “cigarettes” and it was Lil’ Twist who was with Justin when he met Barbara Palvin and took a pic of them together! Is Lil’ Twist a bad influence on Justin?
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Is Lil’ Twist a bad influence on Justin?
— Chris Rogers, Reporting by Bonnie Fuller
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