Justin Bieber and fan Jocelynn (Twitter)
With everyone buzzing over Justin Bieber’s breast-gate scandal – and weighing in on whether or not he groped one of his fans (who bears a resemblance to his ex Selena Gomez!) – we can’t help but imagine that the 18-year-old must be plum exhausted thanks to the non-stop drama in his life.
From the alleged boob grab to the dangerous high-speed car chase on a Los Angeles freeway and those purported pot pix, here are some of the most scandalous scenarios the “Nothing Like Us” singer has been involved with to date, many of which have taken place since his split with Gomez earlier this month …
10. The Biebs Goes Tattoo Crazy
We’ve known that Bieber was a fan of the ink since he had his first tattoo at 16, but he has gone tattoo crazy in 2013. In the span of weeks, the baby-faced teen debuted three new tattoos – gigantic roses, cryptic Roman numerals, and a hockey team logo – bringing his tat total into the double
Bieber displaying one of his many new tattoos. (Instagram)
9. Pac the Hamster Gets Abandoned on a City Street
After upsetting animal rights activists for auctioning off his pet snake, Bieber found himself in hot water again for buying a hamster, social media star Pac, and then randomly giving it away to a screaming fan standing outside his tour bus in Atlanta. The California Hamster Organization was one of the groups to accuse him of animal cruelty, but Pac seems to have scored a happy ending living with Bieber fangirl Tori, who vowed to treat the critter like a tiny rodent god – and tweets about it daily.
8. He’s Accused of Being a Potty-Mouth Gym Bully
Radio host Colette Harrington says she was getting her sweat on at a Ritz-Carlton gym in North Carolina earlier this month when she became a victim of bullying at the hands of Bieber and his posse. She made the mistake of asking him for an autograph – he declined – and then for the rest of her sweat session, he and his friends made cutting comments about her, including telling her to “Shut the f—k up” (when she counted her exercise reps aloud) and spitting in her Gatorade. His rep denied any wrongdoing.
A PG version of Bieber's butt. (Instagram)
A PG version of Bieber's butt. (Instagram)
Showing his age, Bieber pulled a high school move following his split from Gomez by posting a photo of his bare buns on Instagram. While he quickly deleted the full moon shot, it made an impact in the brief time it was up, drawing 15,000 likes and 2,700 comments by his devoted fans … and tons of jokes from everyone else.
6. From “Baby” Singer to Baby Daddy?
In 2011, a 20-year-old woman named Mariah Yeater filed a paternity suit against the “Boyfriend” hitmaker claiming he fathered her son during a tryst a year earlier. The lawsuit – which included creepy lines like, “[Justin] told me he wanted to make love to me and this was going to be his first time” – was later dropped by Yeater after Bieber submitted to a DNA test.
5. Bieber Is Investigated for Assault … With a Nerf Gun
Backstage shenanigans in November 2012 came back to haunt him this month when he was reportedly accused of assaulting a female security guard with a kids’ toy. According to TMZ, Bieber was backstage with his younger siblings playing with Nerf guns and the guard, who was working behind-the-scenes at a concert stop, was caught in the crossfire. Although the darts were foam, she claims she was injured and filed a police report against him.
4. Bieber Gets Hands On With a Fan
Earlier this week, a photo posted to the Bieber fan page, which has since been removed, appeared to show him grabbing the breast of a young woman named Jocelynn. While it sure looks like he was feeling handy, the 17-year-old Florida resident has since spoken out saying that the star did nothing inappropriate – and Bieber called the whole thing “bs.” But you be the judge in our poll …
3. Paparazzo on the Bieber Beat Dies
On the trail of what he thought was a hot Bieber story, a paparazzo was accidently killed in a car accident in January. Chris Guerra believed he witnessed the star smoking pot behind the wheel (Bieber’s friend had borrowed his car for the day), so he positioned himself in a dangerous spot to get photos of Bieber’s Ferrari being pulled over in Los Angeles. As the photographer walked back to car, he was struck and killed. While the superstar wasn’t directly involved in the incident, he released a statement expressing his condolences for Guerra’s loved ones and urging for safer methods within the paparazzi community.
2. He’s Slapped With Reckless Driving Charges
Bieber put his life and the lives of others in danger when he resorted to dangerous driving to escape paparazzi that had been following him. In July 2012, he was pulled over and cited for driving in a "reckless manner" on the 101 Freeway in L.A. While driving at least 80 mph, he was jumping lanes – from the fast lane to the slow lane to the shoulder – in heavy traffic. Luckily the only thing hurt was his wallet since he had to pay a fine.
1. His “Pot” Pix Hit the Web
Did he inhale? We still don’t know for sure, but Bieber seemed to be having fun smoking what appeared to be a blunt in photos that hit the Web earlier this month. Because he has so many young fans, it tops the list as the most scandalous moment. And he didn’t exactly deny it. Following the drama, he tweeted, "Everyday growing and learning. Trying to be better. U get knocked down, u get up."
With so many scandalous moments, that seems like a good attitude to have.
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