At some point during the year, Justin forgot he once recorded a Christmas album, and sanctioned himself badass enough to dabble in graffiti. However, the real problem was his penchant for racist imagery: his most recent “work” (an image of a monkey decked out in cold) arguably drew far too many parallels to racist imagery of the past. So while he was reportedly charged with vandalism, may the real lesson be “read books before doing anything else again, Justin Bieber.”
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JULY 22: Justin Bieber arrives at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre on July 22, 2012 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage).
Or maybe not. Despite reports – and images – that Justin Bieber was spitting onto a group of fans from a Toronto balcony, he and his camp claimed that wasn’t the case, and that he bought them hot chocolate and played new music for them instead. Either way, points lost for spitting over the balcony at all. You’re an adult, son. Swallow your spit like the rest of us.
Justin shocked monkeys, fans and animal rights activists when he abandoned his adorable monkey, Mally. The Capuchin monkey was seized by Munich customs when Bieber arrived in Germany as part of his world tour last month, as he did not have the correct paperwork. Justin then apparently decided he didn't want him back.
An Ohio DJ claimed Justin spat in his face while at a nightclub. According to the story reported by TMZ, the pop singer thought the man was taking photos of him. The DJ who accused Justin of spitting in his face, Addison Ulhaq, filed a police report against the singer, according to TMZ. He claims he got tested for Hepatitis because the incident left him with saliva in his eye, nose and mouth.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Singer Justin Bieber arrives at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton ho on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images).
Few of us can imagine being followed around by men fighting to take our picture all day every day, so ultimay, we’ll never know how stressful, invasive, or terrible it can feel – especially at an age where rationality isn’t exactly at a premium. So maybe we would’ve done this a lot sooner: jumped out a van to l a pap we’d “fucking kill them” after they slagged us off. However, we are lowly mortals. Biebs has been in the industry since before puberty – so maybe it’s time to tap into the Zen.
After being rushed by a man in a Toronto nightclub, Justin Bieber and his men sprang into action (read: his bodyguards took the man down, and Justin Bieber kicked at him), and a disaster was averted. However, more disastrous was the loss of Bieber’s $40,000 gold chain. (So don’t say he has everything, you guys.).
Listen, we’ve all not wanted to hold it, but none of us – none of us (not even the guy from high school who still drinks in the 7-11 parking lot) – would pee in a restaurant mop bucket, no matter how badly we needed to go. Why? Because we’ve all worked jobs that have involved using a mop bucket. Also: because we are not morphing into the entitled anti-Christ. However, most puzzling was Justin Bieber’s outburst at the end of his “rest room” visit, declaring “Fuck Bill Clinton!” (And listen, buddy, we don’t blame you if want to be married to Hillary, but peeing in mop buckets isn’t how you win her heart.).
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Singer Justin Bieber arrives at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images).
Justin Bieber visits the Nintendo World Store on September 1, 2009 in New York City.
For the record, there’s absoluy nothing wrong with brothels. The sex industry is older than any of us, and in the case of Justin Bieber, he was simply participating in an age-old activity with a consenting woman who was doing her job. However, it was the messy and impromptu exit from the Brazilian brothel that made the whole thing an ordeal: rushed out under a bed sheet (from the brothel, so for the love of all that is good, please let it have been clean), Justin slinked out. But seriously bro, if you’re old enough to go to a brothel, you’re old enough to leave it like a grown up adult.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Singer Justin Bieber poses after his free performance presented by KIIS-FM at Nokia Plaza L.A. Live on February 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images).
The Daily Mail reports the drink is made mixing the cough syrup with soda pop, often Sprite or Mountain Dew along with Jolly Rancher candy to give it a sweeter taste. The drink causes a quick high and can lead to hallucinations and drowsiness. The amount in each drink or serving is 25 times the recommended amount of promethazine and codeine.
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Singer Justin Bieber attends the 40th American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images).
TMZ reports Actavis, the company which produces and sells the "highly-refined cough syrup" has decided the negative attention is too much. "Given (recent media attention), Actavis has made the bold and unprecedented decision to cease all production and sales of its Promethazine Codeine product. "This attention has glamorized the unlawful and dangerous use of the product, which is contrary to its approved indication.
Justin's potty mouth landed him in a whole load of trouble when his entourage was detained at Brisbane International Airport in Australia on suspicion of smuggling drugs. Beebs was given a verbal warning for using “inappropriate language” following a conversation with a female customs officer, The Sydney Daily egraph reported. He had allegedly refused to remove his hat and sunglasses during an inspection and also used insulting language toward the officer. Police had to threaten to arrest him, the newspaper said.
DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 17: Justin Bieber performs at the O2 on February 17, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phillip Massey/WireImage).
Move over spurned violinist on Britain's Got Talent, Justin had his own egg-gate when he allegedly egged his neighbour's house, causing $20,000 worth of damage. Justin was detained in his garage while police with a "felony search warrant" looked for evidence in his home They then arrested his friend Lil Za for cocaine possession during the raid. Bieber has not been connected to the cocaine, but he has been neither charged nor exonerated in the egg incident that promoted the search warrant.
All of Justin's troublesome behaviour culminated when he was arrested in Miami Beach for driving under the influence and drag racing. The Miami Beach Police released what is possibly the happiest-looking mugshot in Hollywood's Hall of Shame.
CANNES, FRANCE - JANUARY 28: Justin Bieber poses as he arrives at NRJ Music Awards 2012 at Palais des Festivals on January 28, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images).
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Justin Bieber attends the Dolce & Gabbana Boutique on September 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Dolce & Gabbana).
In January police found four to five empty codeine bottles and several styrofoam cups reportedly used for "Sizzurp" in Bieber's California home after deputies search the premises. Related on HuffPost:
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Justin Bieber poses on the observation deck at The Empire State Building on November 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images).
Justin was reportedly smuggled out of a brothel in Brazil during some time off from his tour in the country. According to New York Post's Page Six, the 19-year-old singer and a friend spent three hours in the Centauros brothel in Rio de Janeiro.
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: Singer Justin Bieber attends the 2011 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage).
In an example of saying something you never should, Bieber tweeted that The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney should be “slapped around haha.” (Following Carney’s statement that Bieber shouldn’t be angry over a lack of Grammy because he’s rich.) Great. So that’s when Carney got equally irrational: changing his Twitter handle to “Justin Bieber” for a weekend in an attempt to rile the fanbase and prove his own comedic talents. The bad news? Justin’s fans have a penchant for using “gay” as an insult. The good? Justin never wrote back.
It was bad enough Justin Bieber seemingly jumped on the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup-winning bandwagon, but then he stood on the head of their logo, and touched the Stanley Cup with his bare hands. Fortunay for Bieber, the Blackhawks still come out looking worse: their name and logo still culturally misappropriates Native Americans, after all.
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15: Justin Bieber arrives at KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2010 at the Staples Center on May 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images).
The street value of the drug, sold in pint-sized bottles, retails for approximay $800. However sources told TMZ the company's decision to cease production will cause the remaining amount of product to increase in value dramatically. Earlier this week Soulja Boy reportedly posted a photo of six bottles of Actavis and said, "Soulja got the juice. They say the streets dry. I say you gotta be kiddin me. I serve everybody.".
Justin felt the effect of his first paternity suit. He was accused of being the father of a 4-month-old baby boy with Mariah Yeater, but complied with a paternity test and proved his ‘innocence’
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 19: Justin Bieber sighting at Beat Club on February 19, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Alan Chapman/FilmMagic).
After backing out of a payment deal with an indoor skydiving facility in Las Vegas, Justin Bieber was effectively banned for life, likely making it the first time someone has ever screwed up that badly in Las Vegas. (Which arguably actually makes this an achievement.).
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 11: Singer Justin Bieber attends Z100's Jingle Ball 2009 at Madison Square Garden on December 11, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images).
A stun gun and pot were found on Justin Bieber’s bus in Sweden, according to Swedish police, which J-Biebs adamantly denied via Twitter -- sort of: “Some of the rumours about me…where do people even get this stuff. Whatever…back to the music.” (Where do people get this stuff, Justin? Like, if I wanted a stun gun. Where do I get one, since it seems like you know?).
Justin's love of fast cars took a turn for the worse as he was accused of 'reckless driving'. He called 991 to complain about paparazzi chasing him but it turned out he wasn't so innocent himself. “Bieber was driving like a maniac. He was weaving in and out of traffic. There was hardly any space between cars as he weaved from lane to lane,” an eyewitness, who just happens to be L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine, said.
Justin landed himself in even MORE trouble after being charged with assaulting a limo driver. The singer handed himself in at a Toronto police station, where he was mobbed by fans and TV crews. According to the Toronto Police service, he will now appear in court on 11 March in connection with the incident, which saw him hit the driver in the back of the head several times last December.
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 17: Justin Bieber and guest arrives at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 17, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimen/WireImage).
The O2 was forced to apologise to young fans after Justin was nearly two hours late on stage for his opening night at the venue. He failed to start his performance until nearly 10.30pm, which resulted in hundreds of fans and parents taking to Twitter to vent their anger. It was a school night, for heavens sake!
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 31: Singer Justin Bieber onstage at the 2012 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 31, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic).
Swedish police confirmed that they had found drugs on board Justin's tour bus. Police raided the vehicle after an off-duty officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle while it was parked outside the Grand Ho in Stockholm. This was just the first of many tour bus raids.
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 17: Justin Bieber perfoms at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 17, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimen/WireImage).
It may not sound like a big deal, but in May 2012 a definiy-not-21-year-old Justin confessed to “having a beer” for the first time. Two years later, and he's pretty much a regular in nightclubs (and stripclubs) around the world. In the same month, he also got into an altercation with a tabloid snapper, who reportedly blocked his car in when he left a cinema with Selena.
Pilots hired by Justin Bieber to fly him to the Super Bowl have revealed they had to wear oxygen masks to overcome marijuana fumes on the flight. An official report into the incident also revealed how the troubled teen and his father were “extremely abusive” to a flight attendant.
During a European stop this spring, Justin visited the Anne Frank House; the place in which the Frank family hid from the Nazis during the Holocaust (in case you hate history and have refused to learn about it until this point). So as one does, Bieber signed the guest book: “Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would’ve been a belieber.” Yikes. However, the wee pop star found an unlikely ally in Anne Frank’s stepsister, who came to his defense following the fallout. “It’s so childish,” said 83-year-old Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss. “He’s a young man, and she’s a young girl, and she liked film stars and music.” And who are we to argue with that?
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Musician Justin Bieber arrives at the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images).
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Justin Bieber attends the 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' premiere at the O2 Cineworld on February 16, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage).
After his arrest footage then emerged of Justin appearing to sway and stumble as he attempted to walk in a straight line for a sobriety test. The film was shot at a south Florida police station following his DUI arrest in January and reveals the 19-year-old singer also dropping to the ground to do pushups.
Justin didn't forget his admiring teenage fans as he left jail following his arrest for DUI and drag racing. The 19-year-old, wearing a black hoody and dark shades, climbed on top of a waiting black SUV outside the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami to greet his fans before being driven away. And in the process angered a whole load more people.
A cough syrup which has been allegedly a drug of choice for various musicians including Justin Bieber and Soulja Boy will no longer be made available due to the negative connotation musicians have established for it.
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Justin Bieber arrives at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage).
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: Justin Bieber arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic).
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: Singer Justin Bieber poses in the press room with the Digital Artist of the Year award during the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images).
After underage members of his entourage were turned away from Bieber’s birthday, the now-19-year-old pop star tweeted the lowly, “Worst birthday ever.” Not to turn this into a competition or anything, but until the guy he likes eggs his house on his birthday morning, Justin Bieber has got nothing on some of us.
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 07: Singer Justin Bieber arrives at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic).
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 02: Justin Bieber attends the New York premiere of 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' at Regal E-Walk 13 on February 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images).
Bieber and Soulja Boy aren't the first musicians connected with the drug. Last year Lil Wayne collapsed and suffered seizures after large amounts of codeine were allegedly found in his system at Los Angeles' Cedars Sinai Hospital. Lil Wayne also wrote a song entitled "Me And My Drink" about the drug.
Justin had his first, very public, run in with the paps when he stuck his middle finger up to their cameras (and thus the world).
We really started to worry about Justin's ego when he speculated that teen Holocaust victim Anne Frank could have been a "Belieber" if she had survived the Nazis. A post on the official Anne Frank Facebook page described his visit to her former house: "Justin Bieber visited the Anne Frank House, together with his friends and guards. "Fans were waiting outside to see a glimpse of him. He stayed more than an hour in the museum. "In our guestbook he wrote: "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber."".
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 26: Justin Bieber promotes his new book 'First Step 2 Forever' at Barnes & Noble, 5th Avenue on November 26, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images).
This image provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Christopher Guerra, the 29-year-old photographer who was struck and killed while trying to take photos of Justin Bieber's white Ferrari on Tuesday 1 January. Christopher's death spurred renewed debate over the dangers paparazzi can bring on themselves and the celebrities they chase. Justin wasn’t driving his car at the time but it was no doubt a disturbing shock. In the same month, Justin was caught smoking a suspicious looking roll-up cigarette in a pic on a camera phone.
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 15: Musician Justin Bieber performs on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at ABC News' Good Morning America Times Square Studio on November 15, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images).
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JULY 22: Singer Justin Bieber arrives at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre on July 22, 2012 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage).
Justin Bieber performs on the street August 20, 2007 in Stratford, Canada. (Photo by Irving Shuter/Getty Images).
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JULY 22: Singer Justin Bieber accepts the Male Summer Music Star award onstage during the 2012 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre on July 22, 2012 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images).
Justin was filmed climbing over a car during a nightclub brawl in The Hamptons, New York. The 'Baby' singer came under investigation by the NYPD following the fight at the South Pointe venue in the early hours. 22-year-old Wayne Rennalls was hospitalised after the altercation and suffered a black eye, bruised ribs and a cut lip. He later filed an assault claim. Footage showed Justin at the scene, however his rep told the New York Daily News: “Justin was not involved in any altercation.” The bust up is said to have started in the roped-off VIP area - where the 19-year-old was seated with his entourage - but ended up in the club's car park.
It all began getting a little 'Michael Jackson' when Justin donned a gas mask (natch) to go out for dinner at Mr Chow in London. The next day he was rushed to hospital after suffering breathing difficulties on stage at London's O2 Arena. Surely the two can‘t have been related?
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