Justin Bieber and Lil Twist are back together. The two were spotted bonding this weekend in Beverly Hills, California.
On Saturday, the reportedly now single, 20-year-old singer and 21-year-old Young Money rapper hit up the luxury stores on Rodeo Drive.
According to reports, the longtime pals were seen shopping at high-end boutiques such as Cartier and Chanel.
Keeping it casual for their shopping trip, Justin sported a black T-shirt, baggy sweatpants, black sneakers and a gray BRXTN trucker hat. Likewise, Lil Twist was low-key in a white tank, gray shorts with floral panels and red sneakers with a baseball cap.
The twosome had bodyguards and a police escort with them for their outing, presumably because expensive goods were bought.
(Photo: Justin Bieber and Lil Twist hit Rodeo drive together on Saturday, October 19.)
News that Lil Twist — whose real name is Christopher Moore — has made a return to the Biebs’ inner circle came on Thursday.
He and Justin dined at the Playhouse Hollywood nightclub that night, after the Canadian’s training session with champion pal boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Lil Twist Instagrammed a shared selfie of their pasta meal with the caption, “And Just like that… we’re bak. Leaving a great dinner with my lil brother @justinbieber! #Family.”
The following day, Lil Twist, Justin and a mixed bunch of guys and girls played paintball at the Hollywood Sports center in Los Angeles, before going to a club and a party back at the “Confident” singer’s Beverly Hills condo.
A party of girls were photographed arriving at the building before the singer showed up.
Late last year, the Bad Decisions rapper and the singer reportedly parted ways after a tug-of-war between Bieber’s longtime manager Scooter Braun and Lil Twist and friend Lil Za (Xavier Smith).
Braun’s concerns reportedly stemmed from a combination of reports of neighbors’ anger in Bieber’s former Calabasas neighborhood over parties held by Twist and Za at the singer’s home while he was on tour, driving accidents in Justin’s car and their reported involvement with Biebs being caught with an alleged joint in a Newport Hotel last January.
Last March, Twist plowed Bieber’s Fisker Karma into cement poles near a San Fernando liqueur store. Then, in May, Twist was pulled over by police for speeding while driving one of the singer’s cars. He was reportedly let off with a warning.
In June, he and Za were caught on film during an apparent speeding incident in Calabasas which involved abusive language being directed to a resident of the exclusive compound.
In July, Twist was arrested for an alleged DUI after he was caught speeding in the Fisker.
At the time, sources told TMZ the rapper had a lit blunt in the vehicle.
In August 2013, Lil Twist was accused of battery by an unidentified female, alleging that the rapper tried to prevent her from leaving Justin’s home during a party. The matter was later dropped.
Bieber was not at his then home during the alleged incident.
(Photo: Bieber and Lil Twist have been friends since the early days of the singer’s career.)
In September, TMZ claimed Braun had ordered both Lil Twist and Lil Za out of Bieber’s Calabasas mansion after jewelry allegedly went missing.
Around that time, Gossip Cop also reported an insider said the singer had been “having issues” with Twist.
Things came to a head last November when Lil Twist unleashed a Twitter attack on Braun, in which he accused the manager of planting “fake stories” in the press about him being a bad influence to keep Justin “squeaky clean.”
Fast forward to May this year, when Young Money head Lil Wayne also blasted Braun with the same claim in a video rant, and Lil Twist seemed a permanent goner from Bieber’s life.
How things have changed. Lil Twist are reunited and rollin.’
Headlines surely won’t be far behind.
(Photo: The reunited pair at the Philippe Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills, and shopping.)
[Images via Fern/Splash News/Instagram.]