Justin Bieber is at the center of a legal and media storm — and going by one of his tweets from snowed-in Atlanta — a literal one. But, it seems the teen star isn’t letting recent rumors get him down.
The 19-year-old took to Twitter on Wednesday, writing, “Some of the rumors out there…you just gotta laugh. People are creative. It’s all love.”
Later adding, “So grateful to do what I love. I love music.”
It’s pretty likely Bieber is referring to recent reports claiming L.A. Clippers star Blake Griffin “smacked the s-t” out of him in a West Hollywood Starbucks.
The originator of the rumor – Empire Sports, a sports satire website – reported Sunday that a barista refused to serve a shirtless Bieber unless he robed up. At which point the superstar apparently “snapped,” which led to Griffin’s violent intervention.
Inevitably, the story went viral because of lightning speed social media – and seemingly – the fervent hope of many.
But it wasn’t true.
A source close to Bieber confirmed to Gossip Cop that he hadn’t been in Los Angeles for “weeks.” In addition, an insider connected to Griffin’s family told RumorFix, “The story is false 100 percent.”
The fake Griffin-Bieber showdown wasn’t the only rumor making the rounds at the weekend.
On Saturday a British tabloid claimed Bieber is cheating on current gal pal, model Chantel Jeffries, 21, with a 17-year-old singer-dancer called Katherine Gazda.
The Daily Mirror reported the pair met via mutual rapper friend Blake Kelly in December and even discussed having children.
All sorts of loved-up social media messages to Bieber supposedly posted then conveniently deleted by Gazda were cited, with the paper running tons of ‘quotes’ from the aspiring starlet about the Canadian’s love life and legal troubles.
Alas, a none-too-pleased Gazda blasted the story at her Twitter account, some of which have been deleted.
One of her messages, typed in capitals, read: “Please don’t believe everything you read!!”
It’s entirely possible Justin was also responding to risible claims that he is to “blame” for ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez’s recent rehab stint, followed by equally dubious claims that he and his camp were slamming her as “a drunk.”
Meanwhile, the singer is keeping a relatively low profile in Atlanta.
With the exception of a nightclub outing with Bad Boy CEO ‘Diddy,’ rapper T.I., actor-rapper Rick Ross, producer Jermaine Dupri and other big names at the city’s Vanquish Lounge last week, Bieber tweets suggest he is spending most of his time recording.
While it’s likely he is also trying to relax before upcoming court dates, he did get a friendly shout out from comedian-actor Kevin Hart during his appearance on Tuesday’s The Ellen Degeneres Show.
“That’s my guy, man,” Hart said of Bieber to Ellen, later adding that the embattled singer was a teenager and doing “stupid” things is part of that.
Hart stressed it was important to learn and not keep repeating youthful mistakes, but firmly declared his support for the Biebs.
“Let me tell you something, I’m a friend. If I say I’m your friend, I’m your friend. Regardless of what it is you’re going through.”
Some of the rumors out there…you just gotta laugh. People are creative. It’s all love
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) February 12, 2014