Justin Bieber is seen on video singing “Baby” to a very young fan, perfectly ending a tough week in which he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor vandalism charge.
Say what you will about Justin Bieber, but he is one of the most attentive artists in the game when it comes to giving back to his fans — particularly the youngest.
This past week, the 20-year-old singer had an impromptu opportunity to demonstrate exactly that when he stopped in his car for fans while leaving a Los Angeles recording studio on July 9.
One of those fans was four-year-old Hayley who – as a family member in the video revealed – waited five hours to catch sight of her idol.
In the clip, a casually dressed Justin leaned out of passenger window to pick up Hayley, who was adorably shy with him.
At one point Justin told the little girl,”It’s way past your bedtime, little one” as he put the child at ease.
And the cute factor leaps when the toddler tells Justin she had waited so long because she wanted to sing “Baby” to him. And then, she did.
Bieber joined in the rendition while focusing on Hayley throughout. At the end of the song he hugged the little girl before posing for photos with other fans in the group.
Hours before Justin sang “Baby” with the toddler, he pleaded no contest through a lawyer to one count of misdemeanor vandalism by Los Angeles County prosecutors in a case of which he was accused of egging his former neighbor’s home on January 9 and reportedly causing £20,000 damages.
While the terms of the plea deal are tough, Dmitry Gorin, a former prosecutor who is now a defense attorney believes, “It is, I would say, a slap on the wrist.” He told the Los Angeles Times that the charge suggests the deal may have been worked out between Bieber’s legal and prosecutors, possibly through a pre-filing intervention.
As per CNN, Justin’s lawyers met with prosecutors back in March to persuade prosecutors to file a lesser charge against the artist. Gorin speculates the singer’s team probably had to show prosecutors Bieber had already paid for the damages or intended too.
In Bieber’s favor were his lack of prior convictions and pre-emptive move out of his former Calabasas neighborhood.
Terms of the plea bargain are two years probation, five days of community service, $80,900 restitution, and 12 weeks of anger management. Bieber has also been ordered to stay away from the neighbor and his family for two years.
“Justin is glad to get this matter resolved and behind him,” a spokesperson for the star said Wednesday. “He will continue to move forward focusing on his career and his music.”
Fans, including the four-year-old Bieber sang “Baby” with, will be pleased to hear that.
[Images via Justin Bieber Instagram.]