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Justin Bieber

Look Out Below!

4/4/2014 7:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0404_bieber_on_balcony_splashMeet the guy with the worst hotel room in all of Miami ... located just one floor below Justin Bieber and his merry band of hangers-on.

It's a good thing smoke rises, that's all we're saying ...

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Are You Banging Selena???

Lawyer Demands Answer

3/14/2014 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber can run, but he can't hide -- the lawyer who deposed him last week wants to force the singer to answer the Selena Gomez questions he rudely dodged last week ... and then have Bieber punished for acting like a self-entitled jackass.

As we reported, Bieber stormed out of his Miami deposition stemming from his photog-beating lawsuit -- after the pap's attorney tried to ask if he's dating Selena. Bieber cut him off, saying, "Don't ask me about her! Do not ask me about her!" and took off.

The lawyer has now filed court docs, insisting he was entitled to ask Bieber about Selena -- because she was present during another alleged photog attack in 2012 ... and what transpired then is relevant to the current case because it shows Bieber has a pattern of aggression toward photogs.

But really, it appears the lawyer wants to establish Bieber and Selena are close -- in the event Selena tries to discredit the photog's case at a later deposition. If Selena and Justin are dating, Selena could be considered a biased witness ... and therefore not credible.

The lawyer wants a judge to force Bieber to answer his Selena questions.

He also wants the judge to fine Bieber for acting like a jerkoff during the deposition -- especially for cussing out the poor innocent court reporter.

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Peeing Behind Bars

Jail's Got More Cameras Than 'Big Brother'

3/5/2014 11:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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This is getting ridiculous ... the Miami Beach PD just released yet another video of Justin Bieber in jail -- this time showing the singer peeing into a cup -- and it feels like an episode of "Big Brother."

So far, the Miami Beach PD has released 9+ hours of footage (photos too​) showing Bieber in jail following his DUI arrest -- including the pat-down, the push ups, the sobriety test, the tattoos ... and now they're showing Bieber taking his urinalysis test.

As we reported, the urinalysis test came back positive for Xanax and weed. (This is NOT the video clip police are having trouble blurring. It's a different camera angle of the same thing.)

It's like the police are turning Bieber's arrest into a mini reality show -- they claim the singer isn't entitled to privacy in jail ... and they might be right ... but we've never seen anything like this before.

And we've seen plenty of DUI arrests.

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Drug Use Out of Control in ATL

2/27/2014 9:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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is going harder than ever on sizzurp and weed since living in Atlanta ... multiple friends involved in his life tell TMZ.

TMZ broke the story ... Justin has had an alarming problem with sizzurp for well over a year, and he's been a big fan of weed for a long time.  But since moving to Atlanta, we're told he's "constantly high" ... rarely leaving the house.  As one source said, "Drinking more lean, smoking more weed than ever."

When Justin lived in L.A. he had a schedule set up by people connected to his business.  Since moving to Atlanta, he has no schedule and no rules.

Some of the people in Bieber's life that have confronted him about his drug use have been pushed away since Bieber made his move.  And we're told -- one by one -- Bieber is removing people he says have "ratted" him out over his drug use.

Justin does spend a fair amount of time in the studio in Atlanta ... working on hip hop ... but we're told rarely is he sober during those sessions.  And the thing is ... that's part of the rap game.

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Justin Bieber

Weed Found in Seized Escalade

2/26/2014 12:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Atlanta cops found marijuana in the Escalade that was seized at Justin Bieber's house Tuesday ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... cops took possession of the vehicle after they arrested the driver and bodyguard for allegedly stealing a photog's camera at a fun house Bieber rented for the day.

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According to the police report -- obtained by TMZ -- after the vehicle was towed to police headquarters it was inspected and cops found pot -- less than an ounce.  They also found 2 large glass smoking pipes with weed residue.

Law enforcement says there wasn't enough pot to charge anyone with a crime.

As for whose marijuana ... according to the police report the driver told cops he had no knowledge of what was in the back of the vehicle -- where the pot was found.  He added it's common for him NOT to ask questions.

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Pound Sand Prosecutor

I Reject Your Plea Deal

2/23/2014 11:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0222-justin-bieber-getty-02Justin Bieber will REJECT the plea deal prosecutors in his Miami Beach DUI case have offered ... and a big reason is because he doesn't want random drug testing.

TMZ broke the story ... prosecutors offered Bieber a deal they often give to first-time DUI offenders ... it includes community service, an alcohol ed course and random drug testing.

Sources connected to Bieber tell TMZ ... there are several reasons they aren't buying what prosecutors are selling.  First, there are huge problems with the case -- they believe the cop lied when he said Bieber reeked of booze (he only blew a .014), and he was also lying about observing Bieber drag race -- the GPS device registered a very reasonable 27 MPH.

But the bigger issue is this -- our sources say Bieber will NOT accept any plea that has probation ... where the judge can throw the book at him if he screws up.

In particular there's NO WAY Bieber will agree to random drug testing.  Fact is ... he has a problem with weed and sizzurp.   If you don't understand his worry, just remember Lindsay Lohan, who became a habitual probation offender for more than 7 years.

Also, we're told Justin will not accept an alcohol ed course as part of a plea deal, because he'd become a spectacle.

We're told Bieber is open to a plea ... but not this one.

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Atlanta Protest

He's Bad for Our Kids

2/23/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0222-bieber-temp-pad-tmz-wm-3Justin Bieber's new neighbors aren't exactly rolling out the welcome mat ... quite the opposite, there's a big protest scheduled for Monday morning thrown by residents who fear their kids will get mowed down by the pot-smoking, sizzurp-slurping speed demon.

Residents in the uber-exclusive area of Buckhead -- where Bieber is renting a house from rap mogul Dallas Austin.  The Buckhead Neighborhood Coalition is asking protesters to show up at 6 AM ET ... and it looks like lots of people will be there. 

More than 200 people say they're going ... after signing a petition which reads, "We have worked hard to achieve our goals and get where we are.  Justin Bieber's relocation to Atlanta can be nothing but bad for our children."

The petition goes on, "Some can't even let their child play in the driveway without fear; he has raced vehicles under the influence before.  What's to say he won't do it again?"

And the end is great:  "Please don't allow a child to ruin what we have worked so hard to obtain."

RPP.

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DUI Plea Deal Offered

No Sizzurp, No Weed

2/22/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber has become the next contestant in a high-stakes game of Let's Make a Deal ... and door #1 is JAIL.  Door #2 is way better, but he has to be sober.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the Florida State Attorney has offered Justin a plea deal in his DUI/resisting arrest case ...  and we know the terms.

Prosecutors will DROP the DUI and resisting arrest charges, but in return Bieber must:

-- Plead no contest to reckless driving 

-- Complete 40 hours of community service

-- Attend an alcohol ed course

-- Attend a "victim impact panel" (where relatives of DUI victims share their stories)

-- Install an ignition interlock device for 3 months

Now here's the rub.  Prosecutors also want Bieber to submit to random drug testing, and not just in Florida.  He'll have to submit his travel plans to the court and authorities will set up random testing wherever he happens to be ... at his expense.  And testing will last between 6 and 9 months.

Assuming he complies with all the terms and PASSES the drug tests, the reduced plea will formally be entered.

The question -- Will Bieber accept the deal or risk trial, where worst case scenario he could end up in the pokey.

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Atlanta Move Could Land Him in PRISON

2/18/2014 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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s plan to move to Atlanta may be the worst decision he's made in years -- and that's really saying something -- because it could land him behind bars FOR YEARS.

TMZ broke the story ... Bieber now has his mind set on buying an estate in Atlanta and living there part time. 

Here's the problem ... and it's a big one.  In Georgia, possession of a tiny bit of weed is a misdemeanor that can land you in jail for 1 year.  And, if it's more than an ounce, it becomes a FELONY and the maximum penalty is A DECADE BEHIND BARS.

By contrast ... in California 28.5 grams of pot or less is like a traffic ticket.  And more than 28.5 grams is just a misdemeanor with the max penalty of 6 months in county jail. 

Also in California, you can avoid criminal prosecution altogether by simply getting a medical marijuana card.  There's no such thing in Georgia.

As for sizzurp ... in Georgia even a tiny bit of unprescribed codeine can land you in prison for 15 YEARS.

In California ... a little sizzurp is a felony, but the maximum punishment is 3 years.

Short story ... Justin may be making a colossal mistake.

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Prosecutors Desperately

Want GF to Turn on Him

2/7/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Prosecutors in the Justin Bieber Miami Beach misdemeanor DUI case are hunting down witnesses across the country ... including Bieber's own girlfriend ... in an attempt to nail him.

Sources connected with the investigation tell us ... investigators have been hounding Chantel Jeffries and her friends and relatives, trying to get her to sing like a bird and incriminate the Biebs.

Sources in the State Attorney's Office tell TMZ ... it's not unusual for them to go on the hunt for witnesses, even though this is a routine DUI misdemeanor case. 

But here's what we know.  If they get to Chantel, she's not going to help their case.  We're told she is clear -- Justin did NOT drink or smoke weed in the club before getting in the Lambo.  She also insists the drag racing claim is total BS -- that they never went faster than around 40 MPH.


TMZ broke the story ... prosecutors have problems with the case.  First of all, cops claimed Bieber reeked of booze in the car and when he was at the station, but he registered an imperceptible .014.  And as for the drag racing claim ... the GPS readout shows the max speed at 44 MPH, and during the so-called drag race he was going 27 MPH -- below the speed limit.

So we gotta ask ...

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Justin Bieber

Struts His Stuff

In Jail

2/6/2014 4:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Justin Bieber clearly thought he was too cool for school when cops busted him in Miami Beach last month -- and in surveillance footage released by cops ... he isn't just pacing behind bars ... he's strutting.

Justin looks like he's been thoroughly put out by the DUI arrest ... his head cocked back during the wee hours of the morning.

You see Justin get patted down by cops ... but they found nothing.

Cops say Justin was under the influence of Rx drugs, weed and booze.

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Parties in Atlanta

Hey Diddy, Check Out My Pecs!

2/6/2014 6:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0206-bieber-launchJustin Bieber was the belle of the ball Wednesday night as he revealed his boyish body -- to the amusement of a dozen big-time rappers at Diddy's Atlanta blowout.

Bieber's new GF, Chantel Jeffries, was in tow at Vanquish nightclub as he went around the room, mugging with Diddy, T.I., Jermaine Dupri, Wale, Rick Ross, Lil Scrappy and Trinidad James.

Bieber was a minority of one as he lost his shirt in the crowd but not his bling.  And, even though there were lots of bottles poppin' ... Bieber stuck to bottled water the entire night.

As for weed ... well, we'll take a wild guess.

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The Idiot Knew He'd Get Searched

And Still Smoked up the Jet

2/5/2014 1:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0205-justin-bieber-article-plane-tmz-wm-2Justin Bieber is not only out of control ... he's hard-core stupid.  He knew last week -- before he took off for New Jersey -- his plane would get searched by U.S. Customs yet he and his friends still hotboxed on the private jet.

TMZ has confirmed .... the pilot radioed in the air Justin and his gang were smoking weed on the plane and the flight attendant couldn't get them to stop.  The pilot complained the smoke in the cabin was thick.  NBC News says the pilot actually had to don a gas mask because it was so bad.

Now here's what's incredible ... TMZ has previously reported Justin is on a Homeland Security watch list because of 2 pending criminal cases. 

Multiple sources connected with Bieber tell TMZ ... Justin's people called federal officials before the plane took off and they were informed Justin was on the list.  Justin's people told him before he got on the jet that he would be searched in New Jersey and interrogated, yet Bieber STILL smoked up the aircraft.

We're also told Bieber and his buds were abusive to the flight attendant because she ordered them to stop smoking ... in vain.

And to add icing to the cake ... Bieber's father was on the plane.

By the time the plane landed the weed was gone, but drug-sniffing dogs detected trace amounts. 

One person who was on the plane 3 hours after it landed says it continued to reek of marijuana.

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