Justin Bieber’s 2013 is not off to a good start. Days after a paparazzo was killed trying to catch Justin riding around in his Ferrari, photos have emerged of the 18-year-old pop singer smoking what appears to be marijuana at a big party inside a Newport Beach hotel room. Justin was snapped holding a blunt and laughing with friends, including 19-year-old Lil Twist, who was driving Bieber’s car at the time the paparazzo was killed on a highway in Los Angeles, Calif. Justin has been having a bad week, he just wanted to stimulate his mind and relax!
After the photos surfaced, Bieber took to his Twitter to issue an apology:
“Everyday growing and learning. trying to be better. u get knocked down, u get up,” he wrote last night. “Back on tour tomorrow. ready to see u all smile. time to do what im supposed to be doing. performing. #BELIEVEtour.”