While Justin Bieber was having a quiet, uneventful tour stop in South America, longtime pal Lil Twist decided to get very vocal on Twitter and accuse the Canadian's manager, Scooter Braun, of planting "fake stories" in the press to paint him as the bad influence on the Biebs.
Taking to the social networking site on early Thursday morning, the rapper (a.k.a Christopher Lynn Moore) released the kraken.
In a long series of profanity-filled messages, Lil Twist began,
"Ima keep it 1,000,000 the media drove me away from 'social media' … Not saying they drove me away from my core fans but the sh-t some ppl are entertained by … Isn't the real s[**]t…"
The Dallas native continued,
"It's been people I've surrounded myself with that's put false information out to help their side stay squeaky clean… And I took that… But with that being said.. F[**]k u Scooter and everything u stand for.. And all yo fake stories. It was all planned out… All a set up.. Every story. … F[*]k em…"
"But I leave it there.. Now u know…. But what up I'm back. Wouldn't even lie to ya… S[**]t crazy. But that's why I been hella quiet… Didn't kno what the F[*]k to say.. Knowing the truth…"
As previously reported, Lil Twist has been a friend of Bieber's for years along with Lil Za. The trio partied together, rode horses, got shirtless, occasionally joined him on his Believe tour, and were routinely seen driving the singer's cars --- often badly.
And despite the traffic violations, car accidents, and legal tangles incurred by the duo --- including a furious argument between the pair and one of Bieber's Calabasas, CA, residents that was filmed --- the teen star seemed unwilling to turn his back on his friends.
Then, came the reports. Following long-standing rumors that Braun was unhappy about Lil Twist's and Lil Za's presence in Justin's life came claims in September that they had been ordered out of the singer's Calabasas, Calif., home after jewelry went missing.
The pair weren't accused of stealing, but as they were reportedly house sitting Justin's home at the time the responsibility for the theft was seen as theirs, TMZ reported.
The upshot appears to be Lil Twist and Lil Za are now persona non grata within the Bieber camp, with Gossip Cop reporting an insider saying the singer had been "having issues" with Twist.
Last month, Lil Za (whose real name is Xavier Smith) posted an Instagram of him, Twist, and Justin in bed together. It wasn't clear when the snap was taken and it could be an old photo, but it seems to be a sign the possibly estranged pair are missing their superstar buddy.
Lil Twist ended his Twitter vent by reassuring one inquirer he is still in Bieber's inner circle.
"@PLACIDBIEBS: @LilTwist u and justin still good???" Still a brother for lifeWhile that remains to be seen, Bieber hasn't addressed the Twitter rant publicly and Braun's later tweet to the singer suggests he has other things on his "To-Do" list right now.
— Lil Twist #TeamTwist (@LilTwist) November 7, 2013
Great talk @justinbieber. We know what this is and what it is going to be. Big couple of weeks ahead. We stay focused. #family
— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) November 7, 2013