Justin Bieber Addresses Baby Allegation On The ‘Today Show’

Robbie Daw | November 4, 2011 7:22 am

One topic Justin Bieber probably never planned on discussing while promoting his new holiday album Under The Mistletoe is the allegation by 20-year-old Californian Mariah Yeater that he fathered her three-month-old baby. And while the Canadian pop sensation tweeted recently that he was choosing “to ignore” the claims, the subject wasn’t so avoidable when he appeared on the Today Show this morning. Matt Lauer broached the subject, and Bieber jumped in with what honestly came across like a prepared statement:

“I’d just like to say, basically, that none of those allegations are true. I know that I’m gonna to be a target, but I’m never going to be a victim. I just think it’s crazy, because every night after the show I’ve gone right from the stage right to my car, so it’s crazy that some people want to make up such false allegations. But to set the record straight, none of it is true.”

Lauer then asked the 17-year-old singer, who has been dating singer/actress Selena Gomez for the past year, if he knows Yeater. “Never met the woman,” Bieber said.

It was also announced that Justin would be returning to the Today Show on November 23, the day before Thanksgiving, for a concert on the Plaza.

What do you think about the paternity claim by Mariah Yeater — will the story blow over and be soon forgotten, or do you think there’s more to it than we’ve heard so far? Let us know below, or on Facebook and Twitter!