Teen heartthrob and singing multimillionaire Justin Bieber seems to be having one of those weeks where nothing is going right. On Friday, March 8, the just-turned-19 singer bumped into a photographer outside his London hotel and, when the photographer cried assault and started cursing the Biebs, the "Eenie Meenie" singer gave as well as he got. In fact, he threatened to "beat the f**k out of [him]."
Bieber and his bodyguards were rushing to get to a waiting SUV early Friday morning when the jostling went down, according to TMZ. The paparazzi apparently didn't take to being bumped aside and said he had been assaulted. He cursed Bieber, telling him to "f**k off back to America", calling him a "f**king little moron."
Bieber heard him and apparently didn't like the Brit photographer's attitude. In fact, the "Beauty and the Beat" singer flipped out, jumped from the vehicle, yelling as a bodyguard held him back, "What the f**k did you say?"
The photographer answered that Bieber had heard what he said.
Bieber, not finished with his meltdown, screamed, "I'll f**king beat the f**k out of you." And he might well have tried had not his bodyguards muscled him back into the car. TMZ reported that Bieber did attempt a swing at the insulting photographer.
Bieber's vehicle pulled away without anything else happening, which is just as well, since Bieber had his last performance at the O2 later in the evening. He wouldn't have wanted to be late for his last of a four-night stand (all sold out) that started off all wrong when he showed up late for the first show. Although he apologized and blamed his tardiness on technical difficulties, the Daily Mail reported that he was late because he threw a tantrum in his hotel room and was fighting with his family and management. The Mail said that although he was two hours late for his first-ever gig at the O2, Bieber maintained that he was only 40 minutes late. Sources told the paper that hundreds of teens left before the singer ever got on stage.
And if that weren't bad enough, Thursday night's gig was interrupted when he passed out on stage and had to be administered oxygen backstage. After 20 minutes and against doctors' orders, he went back out and finished the show. He later went to the hospital and was reportedly found in good health.
But Bieber's run of bad luck was stretching across the Atlantic and all the way over to the Pacific. While away, his alleged smoking buddy, Lil Twist, dinged up his Fisker Karma, a $100,000 sports car. It's the third incident in which the young rapper has been involved with regard to Bieber's car, the other two resulting in reckless driving tickets.
Regardless, Bieber's outburst has got more than a few wondering if he isn't losing control, perhaps even having some kind of meltdown.
Besides, it isn't the first time Bieber has threatened to get physically violent with someone up lately. Shortly after the Grammys, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney was asked by TMZ about the snub Justin Bieber got by not getting a Grammy nod. Carney, whose act took home four Grammys, simply noted that Bieber made was "rich," that Grammys were for "music," and he should be "happy."
When Bieber found out, he tweeted, "the black keys drummer should be slapped around haha"
So the Biebs is having a few bad days. He was even the target of a murder/castration plot in December. Still, like Carney said, he's rich. He's also young and has been in the spotlight now since he was signed to Island Records in 2008. All of which might just signal a bit of rebellion, a breaking away from his squeaky clean image. But it could also mean that, along with all the crazy things that seem to be happening in his life, he could be on the fast track to the same place Britney Spears went in 2008.
Despite all the publicized problems in his life, nobody wants that...