Justin Bieber Angers L.A. Drivers After Causing Traffic Jam to Confront Paparazzi
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Justin Bieber was so fed up with being chased around Los Angeles by paparazzi this weekend that he stopped in the middle of the road to confront photographers, while dozens of irate drivers blared their horns behind him.
The video, obtained by ET Online, showed Bieber driving his white Ferrari, surrounded by photogs in cars on either side of him. When he tried but failed to speed away from them, he then came to a complete stop in the middle of the road, causing the paps to do the same, which backed up traffic.
One of the paps had the nerve to try to lecture Bieber, telling him, “You’re driving pretty crazy… I think you should slow down a little, don’t you think?” Biebs wasn’t having any of it, responding, “I think you guys should probably stop following me.”
Then, it was the singer’s turn to lecture, asking the guy with the camera, “What do your parents think about what you do?” The guy replied, “I make them proud,” which caused Biebs to laugh and say, “Oh, you make them proud. Do you tell them ‘I stalk people for a living’?” The photographer had no comeback for that one, because stalking people is pretty much his job description, isn’t it? After angry drivers got out of their vehicles, Bieber finally raced away.
The singer has dealt with aggressive paparazzi for months now. He once called 911 when he was being tailed by five photographers. In another incident, he inadvertently caused a crash between two cars that were chasing him.
Unfortunately, it looks like Bieber is going to have to get used to this sort of treatment. The driver who was charged with reckless driving during the singer’s last run-in with the paparazzi had those charges dropped this week, which will probably embolden the photogs to go after Bieber even harder. Such is life when you’re the biggest pop star in the world.