January 05, 2013 04:31 PM by Donna W. Martin
The New Year is not starting off so good for former X Factor guest judge, Justin Bieber. Not only has the pop star been dealing with the tragic death of a photographer who was killed while taking pictures of his Ferrari, but now, the Bieb’s is faced with allegations of smoking marijuana. Take the jump to see what Bieber had to say about both incidents.
According to US Weekly, Bieber spoke about the photographer’s death and said, “While I was not present nor directly involved with the tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim.”
Now, following pictures posted by TMZ, Bieber has to deal with allegations that he’s been using drugs. In the photos, it looks like Bieber is smoking marijuana.
While he neither denied nor confirmed whether he was in fact smoking marijuana, Bieber did speak out via Twitter to address his fans and the rumors.
“Everyday growing and learning. Trying to be better. U get knocked down, u get up,” he tweeted. “I see all of u. I hear all of u. I never want to let any of you down. I love u.”
“I’m ready. We are ready. See u all tomorrow and everyday after that,” he tweeted. “Back on tour tomorrow. Ready to see u all smile. Time to do what I’m supposed to be doing. Performing.”
“Like I said… 2013… new challenges. New doubters… I’m ready. We are ready,” he said.
What do you think? Was Bieber really smoking marijuana? Or are the photos nothing more than a publicity stunt? After all, we can’t forget his stunt back in October when he pretended someone was threatening to release damaging footage of him. But in the end, the “footage” ended up being a link to his new music video, “Beauty and the Beat.”
Bieber then explained his behavior by saying, “Since I was 14 i have had a lot of things said about me, from dying, to taking hormones, to dying again, to stuff about my family,” he tweeted. “To saying i had a baby with a woman i never even met. nude pics, drugs, my family, my character…but today…today i get to be in on it.”
Are the drug allegations nothing more than another stunt? Or was Bieber really smoking marijuana? Sound off in the comments section and let us know what you think.
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