Justin Bieber is rich and famous, but he’s also 18. Naturally, he’s going to behave like an 18 year-old. Brad Wheeler looks at his recent pot issues and wonders if this incident could actually be turned into a career-growing positive.
Justin Bieber, the superstar tween idol who takes flight (with the help of a harness and wires) during his spectacle concerts has now been accused of getting high in another way. On Friday, the celebrity website TMZ posted images of Bieber holding what looks to be a hand-rolled marijuana joint.
The response from his legion of fans was immediate: “Justin Bieber sigh why why why why did u do drugs!” tweeted one.
The question is really not “why,” though, but what – what’s next for the squeaky-clean Christian boy wonder whose image may be sullied by his association with the West Coast party set? Lil Twist, the rapper, bon vivant and Bieber BFF, reportedly was the chief blunt-roller at the party in Newport Beach, Calif., where the offending snapshots of the Biebs with the alleged weed were taken. Lil Twist, 19, was also the lone occupant and man behind the wheel of Bieber’s new Ferrari at the time a paparazzo was killed on Jan. 1 while following the car. It has been speculated that the paparazzo claimed he had earlier spotted Biebs driving and toking. “You can’t fly unless you let yourself fall,” Bieber sings on his latest album, Believe. And now his tumble may be happening, rapidly and out of control.