People are buzzing about the Justin Bieber alleged drug photos, which came out just after a paparrazo was killed chasing down Bieber's car. TMZ has been breaking the details on this story as they develop, and Jan. 6 they shared the latest developments. According to insiders, Justin's tight relationship with rapper Lil Twist has those close to Justin worried. Is the rapper leading Bieber in a bad direction?
Last week, a photographer was killed after he followed Justin Bieber's car down the 405 Freeway. Bieber wasn't in the car, though allegedly Lil Twist was the driver. Allegedly the paparazzo, Chris Guerra, had seen Justin smoking pot in the car earlier in the day, and he thought he was about to break a huge story. At the time those claims were brushed off, but then the Bieber alleged drug photos hit the web.
Sources for TMZ say that some in Bieber's inner circle are worried that Lil Twist is a “powerful negative influence” on the mega-star. In addition, they are thinking that Justin needs a clean break from the friendship or things could go from bad to worse. Fans have seen via social media updates that Justin and Lil Twist have indeed become tight, but of course it's not clear just how serious any issues are. These new Bieber alleged drug photos, however, do make many wonder.
The Bieber alleged drug photos show Justin smoking what many believe is marijuana, and there are Corona beer bottles present as well. TMZ notes that the pictures were taken the day after Guerra was killed. While some may be trying to place the blame on Lil Twist's influence, the TMZ photos make it clear Justin isn't doing anything he doesn't want to do at this party. However, TMZ's sources indicate that Lil Twist and his brother were in charge of the pot in the hotel room where the photos were snapped.
Regardless of how people feel about the photos, people are talking about this situation. Some aren't terribly surprised that Bieber may be smoking pot, and quite a few commenters online think it shouldn't be considered a big deal. Others wonder about his security team, and of course it seems likely his image as a teenybopper heartthrob may take a hit on this one. What do you think about Bieber's alleged drug photos? Should it be blown up into as big a deal as it has become?