Justin Bieber got his first taste of a 100% ground beef Fatburger approximately an hour before he was pulled over and cited by traffic police.
The 19-year-old superstar and his rapper friend Tyler, The Creator, stopped at the Los Angeles Sunset Boulevard branch of the famous franchise at around 3:30 am Wednesday morning, TMZ reports.
Capturing Bieber’s inaugural heart-stopper on Instagram, Tyler captioned it, “@justinbieber FIRST FAT BURGER HE IS SO NASTY HAHA.”
Likewise, the Canadian star posted an snap of his comrade-in-beef, captioned: “@feliciathegoat introduced me to fat burger.”
The duo shared fairly modest fare of “two burgers – one cheese no bacon, one cheese no pickles – and one order of skinny fries,” TMZ reveals.
The website said sources confided Bieber and Tyler shared one strawberry milkshake, which they drank out of separate cups.
However, things took a distinctly less agreeable turn when the pair left the Fatburger restaurant.
Justin was pulled over and cited by police in his Calabasas, California neighborhood for allegedly blowing through a stop sign in his white Ferrari and driving without a valid California license.
The incident took place at around 4:30 am, Agence France-Presse reports.
In California, new residents are required to get a driving license within 10 days of their residency.
Bieber reportedly purchased his Calabasas home at the end of June 2012.
Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the singer was stopped and questioned by a deputy but could not produce a driver’s license.
“He was cooperative,” Whitmore said of the pop star.
According to AFP, after the citation a deputy allowed a friend of Bieber’s who was following behind in a car to take the wheel of the singer’s Ferrari and drive the pair home.
However, the Los Angeles Times states a passenger in the Ferrari drove the car.
Before he can get behind the wheel again Bieber will be required to obtain a valid CA license from the Department of Motor Vehicles and is to all and intents and purposes currently “banned from driving.”
The teen star has tangled with law enforcement over his driving multiple times.
Last June, Justin was pulled over in his chrome Fisker Karma by police and cited for speeding on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley. At the time the star was being pursued by paparazzi.
The following November, the singer fell afoul of traffic cops when he was pulled over in Hayward Avenue, West Hollywood for making an unsafe left turn and having an expired registration.
In May this year, Bieber was accused by his Calabasas neighbors of speeding his white Ferrari in the area. However, a subsequent police investigation revealed the pop star was not driving his car at the time.
One month later, the teen singer was accused of an alleged hit-and-run of a paparazzo after his Ferrari struck a photographer outside the Laugh Factory comedy club in West Hollywood, California.
However, police subsequently accepted Bieber’s statement that he left the scene not knowing he had hit someone. Video footage of the incident also revealed the chaos caused by the paparazzi as well as repeated requests by the star and a bodyguard to the photographers to clear a path in the road.
The pop star has been cleared of all wrongdoing in the alleged hit-and-run case.
As yet, Bieber’s rep has not commented on the singer’s latest citation.