called 911 minutes AFTER he was pulled over for driving 80 mph on an L.A. Freeway last week to report FIVE paparazzi who continued to chase after him ... and TMZ has the recording.
During the call, Justin tells the operator, "I have like 5 cars following me."
He continues, "They are driving really reckless."
When the operator asks Justin for his last name, the singer answers ... "ummm, Johnson."
The operator then asks Mr. Johnson to describe his car ... to which Justin replies, "A Fisker."
The operator, who's obviously not a car person asks, "What kind of car is that?"
Justin: "Ummmm ... a Fisker."
The operator then asks Justin if he is the same person who was previously stopped on the 101 Freeway. Justin says he was ... but explains, "They're the ones that are driving recklessly now, I'm just trying to like not have them be on my tail right now. "
Bieber continued, "Before I was driving fast so I could get away from them and got pulled over myself."
The operator told Justin officers had been dispatched to help him out. LA96.3 FM
aired the 911 call this morning.
As we previously reported, Bieber had been cited for going 80 ... but the person who initially called the cops on the singer, L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine
, said he believed Bieber was going at least 100 mph and was dangerously weaving in and out of traffic.
Zine -- a former LAPD motor officer -- told TMZ Bieber was driving so recklessly, he's SHOCKED the singer didn't crash and kill anyone. In fact, Zine said Bieber belongs behind bars.