Justin Bieber is speaking out after TMZ leaked photos of the star using what appears to be marijuana. The photos were reportedly taken on January 2nd at a hotel room in Newport Beach, California, the day after a paparazzi was killed in a car accident while attempting to get a photo of him. Shortly after the photos became public on Saturday, Bieber sent out a series of apologetic tweets to his over 30-million followers, but did not directly address the photos or accusations. He wrote that he is “trying to be better” and that he’s ready for the “new challenges” and “new doubters,” adding that he didn’t want to let any of his fans down. At the center of the controversy is Bieber’s good friend Lil Twist. The rapper was reportedly in the hotel room with Bieber the day the photos were taken. “TMZ” is reporting that sources close to the star are concerned that Lil Twist is becoming a negative influence on Bieber, and that the two have smoked marijuana together on a number of other occasions.

To add to the drama, Bieber might also be dealing with another breakup with girlfriend Selena Gomez. According to “NY Daily News,” the couple has split up yet again. They reportedly had an argument on December 30th while on vacation in Mexico and went their separate ways before the New Year.

News Source: Metro News

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