As one of the most polarizing figures currently working in the music industry, Justin Bieber is a celebrity who is simultaneously idolized and vehemently hated.
There are good reasons for both. A talented performer, Bieber entered the record books as the youngest male artist to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and is adored by millions of fans, also known as “Beliebers”.
But Bieber, like many child stars, is not without his problems.
Whether it’s urinating in some poor janitor’s mop bucket, speeding, egging his neighbor’s home, or defacing a hotel with graffiti, Justin Bieber is no stranger to bad behavior.
He was at his worst and, arguably, his most dangerous, when he lashed out at a photographer outside a London hotel. Here’s how it went down.
Bieber, clad in red sweatshirt and cap and protected by bodyguards, is rushed through a group of paparazzi and bundled into a black SUV. Along the way, it appears that one of the bodyguards pushes aside a photographer, who protests loudly, explicitly telling the group to “Go back to America”.
A few seconds later, Bieber rushed from the vehicle, struggling to get at the photographer, fighting against his bodyguards as they hold him back, threatening the photographer with a beating before being shoved back into the SUV by his own entourage.
Not his best moment.