A mere few days after a paparazzo who claimed he saw Justin Bieber smoking marijuana behind the wheel was killed, the pop star is allegedly caught smoking the illegal substance (well, illegal depending on what state you live in). TMZ has posted photos of Bieber at a hotel party on January 2 with what looks like a blunt in his hand. There’s no word on whether the pics are real or fake, but let’s just say he’s not having the best 2013 so far.
Bieber was reportedly hanging out with his friend Lil Twist and Twist’s brother, who is said to have supplied the stash, in Newport Beach, California. Sources told the site that the “Beauty And A Beat” singer’s security was actually present at the party, but apparently didn’t mind people taking pics of what would be the world’s most obvious scandal. Read Bieber’s quasi-response after the jump.
Biebs took to Twitter after the photos were posted, seemingly addressing the incident:
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. #beliebers
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) January 5, 2013
Well, that’s certainly one way to give a non-answer as to what was really going on in those pics.