What’s Next for Justin Bieber?

By: Madelaine Ho

It’s been an interesting 2014 for pop star Justin Bieber.  According to EOnline.com, on January 29, Bieber, 19, turned himself into a Toronto police station for an assault charge he was given in December; the same day his new music video “Confident” debuted with over 3 million views.


On January 31, his plane was stopped by federal officials, during the stop they detected an odor of marijuana.  Bieber was en route from Canada to New Jersey, for the Super Bowl.


On January 23, he was arrested in Miami, Fl along with his friend, rapper Khalil, for allegedly drag racing, driving with a suspended license, resisting arrest, and a D.U.I.  The singer was driving approximately 50-60 mph in a yellow Lamborghini.  He was released from jail eight hours later on a $2500 bond.


TMZ reported the GPS used in the rental Lamborghini showed no evidence of drag racing that Friday night.  His father Jeremy ”reportedly” blocked off traffic with the rented Escalade for his son to drag race, but there was no evidence of him blocking off traffic.  The pop star tested positive for Xanax and marijuana.


Following the arrest, the singer was spotted in Panama for a getaway with mentor Usher, and his manager, Scooter Braun, for an “intervention”.  He returned to the U.S days later, to refocus on his career.


This isn’t the first time Bieber has been in trouble with the law this year.


January 10 – he was accused of throwing eggs at his neighbors house. A search warrant was issued to Bieber after the egg-throwing incident. Four days later, police arrived at the singer’s home in Calabasas, Calif to search for evidence from the accusation.


Police arrested his friend Lil’ Za at his home for felony drug possession and confiscated Bieber’s phone. This is the same home he recently put up for sale.


An online petition stating “We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture” has gathered over 100,000 signatures, demanding the singer be deported back to Canada. With a petition that has this many signatures, the White House has to respond.


Bieber is set to appear in court Feb. 14 for his D.U.I arrest.


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