Justin Bieber is a good boy turned bad because of his friend Lil Twist and other rappers with abbreviated names.
This is the simplistic and probably slightly racist explanation for the Canadian singer’s recent clashes with paparazzi, nightclub doormen and monkey seizing customs officials that many ordinarily sensible media outlets have gone with.
The latest Bieber headlines have declared his $6.5 million Calabasas, California mansion — scene of recent battery allegations made by the pop star’s neighbor — as a “frat” house where wild “ragers” with a 42: 5 ratio of females party with marijuana and alcohol while the singer is away on his Believe world tour.
Quotes from Radar Online tell of guests being asked to sign non-disclosure agreements and hand in their cell phones when they arrive at Chez Bieber.
“There are usually only five dudes and about 42 girls,” say sources.”A couple of them are strippers and the rest are just girls that everyone knows. All the guys are pretty much hooking up with all the women, they find two or three girls that they like a night.”
The ‘insiders’ continue: “The parties are pretty wild, it is like an insane frat party but with way less dudes and a lot more hot chicks! They go on until about 4 or 5 in the morning.”
Dallas, Texas native, Lil Twist, 20, recently described by Bieber as his “best friend” in an interview with Teen Vogue, is reportedly house-sitting for the pop star.
The rapper has been blamed for introducing the “Boyfriend” singer to drugs and a number of other incidents. These include being cited by California Highway Patrol officers while driving Bieber’s white Ferrari in Los Angeles on January 1. A paparazzo who took photos of the moment was hit by a passing car and later died.
On January 4, pictures of Twist and Bieber smoking weed at a hotel surfaced. In recent months the rapper has also been involved in two accidents while driving his best friend’s expensive cars.
In addition, TMZ recently ran a ‘sizzurp’ story (street cocktail with codeine and dextromethorphan mixed with soda or alcohol to produce a high), alleging that a party with weed, ‘sizzurp,’ alcohol and girls took place at Bieber’s house under Twist’s watch.
Now the Young Money rapper is fighting back.
In an Instagram posted on Friday, April 5, Twist opens fire at his critics in an uncompromising open letter that will undoubtedly only feed the current media frenzy.
“I’m no influence,” he writes, “and I’m not running round claiming to be this role model. I live life, I’m a young adult who makes mistakes, fu[**] ups … whatever u wanna call them like the rest of the fu [**]in[*} civilians in America."
He added: "But it makes u more of a bad person to sit home and judge someone u haven't took the time to learn about ... So with that being said fu[**] u and fu[**] off lol … To the bull s*** media … I’m disgusted by your actions lmao.”
Twist signed off, vowing: “U know what I’m gonna clean up my act.”
Meanwhile, actor Will Smith has spoken out about Bieber’s bad press and called for a less hysterical media perspective on his recent dramas. The After Earth star told Extra:
“When somebody is 19 years old, they’re gonna do what they’re gonna do, just like we did.”
He added: “It’s hugely important to support artists, young artists specifically. There is a war against that kind of artistry, that kind of creation.”
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