Justin Bieber has supposedly been snapped in yet another “is he, or isn’t he smoking weed” new photo doing the online rounds, but this time it seems an Ariana Grande look-a-like has been roped in.
Possibly timed to ride the coverage Bieber generated yesterday with the release of his new single “Heartbreaker,” TMZ published an Instagram photo on Monday purporting to show the Canadian holding a spliff while Nickelodeon actress and songstress ‘Ariana Grande’ eyes him with a smile in some unspecified social setting.
The website wrote, ” Bieber… appears to be holding a long joint.”
According to TMZ, sources for both Grande and Bieber say the girl in the picture is not Ariana and that the snap was photoshopped to look as if the “Baby” star is lighting up a joint.
For their part neither Ariana or Justin have mentioned the picture on their social media accounts, so the present fuss will most likely froth for a few days then fade.
Beyond noting the staggeringly obvious point that if Grande isn’t really in the photo then it’s likely other items in the tableau were also tampered with, people will believe what they want to believe.