Justin Bieber is being investigated by LA County police over an allegation of battery made against the singer following an incident at his Calabasas, Calif., home on Tuesday morning.
According to TMZ, Bieber and a male neighbor engaged in a verbal altercation and the unnamed neighbor is claiming Bieber made physical contact with him and also threatened him.
The pop star and his team are reportedly denying that any contact occurred during the argument, while TMZ reports that sources say Bieber simply asked the man to get off his property before going back inside his house.
Security reportedly escorted the neighbor off Bieber’s property.
Los Angeles County Sheriff spokesman Steve Whitmore confirmed to Billboard that the Department received a call around 9:00 am Tuesday morning and that allegations of battery against Bieber were made.
Whitmore did not reveal specific details about the incident but said, “We’re investigating as we speak.”
He added that no arrests have been made at this time.
The substance of the argument is subject to conflicting reports.
TMZ first reported that the altercation centered on the neighbor complaining about noise disturbances, allegedly from parties held at Bieber’s house while the singer has been away on tour.
The site updated that information just over an hour later with a report that the argument between Bieber and the neighbor stemmed from a claim that the pop star raced his new Ferrari in the Calabasas area this morning after the car was delivered to his home last night.
As yet, no official statement from Bieber’s representatives is forthcoming.
The 19-year-old is currently in the middle of his 125-date Believe world tour, most recently playing at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland on Monday March 25.
However, Bieber flew back to California that same evening and was at his home on Tuesday morning.
Earlier sightings of the shirtless teen idol walking through a security point at Wladyslaw Reymont Airport in Lodz on Monday encores a catalog of dramatic incidents throughout March — notably the singer’s “rough week” during the London leg of the Believe tour — and has led to speculation about Bieber’s well being.
A “worst birthday” tweet from the Canadian superstar was the prelude to a late showing on the opening night of his four gig run at London’s O2 Arena. Three days later Bieber collapsed backstage during another show, capping his week with an expletive-filled run-in with a British paparazzo on March 8.
There have been reports that a 3D concert movie based on the Believe world tour could be out in time for Christmas as a follow up to the 2011 movie Never Say Never, which grossed close to $100 million worldwide.
Footage from Bieber’s now infamous “rough week” will reportedly be included in the movie, and it’s expected that G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu who also helmed Never Say Never will do the honors on this latest project.
The Believe world tour moves on to Munich, Germany on March 28.