(LONDON) — It’s safe to say that Justin Bieber isn’t having a good week. In the latest incident, he took to Twitter Friday to explain himself after getting into an altercation with and cursing at a photographer who accosted him in front of his hotel.
According to the Daily Mail, Bieber’s entourage cleared a group of photographers out of the way as the singer, who’d fainted backstage at his concert Thursday night at London’s O2 arena, left his hotel in London on Friday afternoon and got into a car. The angry photographers started complaining that they’d been “assaulted” by Bieber’s bodyguards, and called him a “little moron.”
But when one paparazzo shouted that Bieber should “f**k off back to America,” Bieber blew his top…maybe because he’s Canadian. According to the paper, Bieber jumped out of the car and lunged at the pap, attempting to grab his camera while shouting, “What the f**k you say? What did you say? I’ll f**king beat the f**k out of you, man!” Bieber was restrained by a member of his team, hustled back into the car and then driven away. A video of the incident — complete with graphic, uncensored language, so be warned — is posted on TMZ.com.
Afterwards, Bieber wrote on Twitter, “Ahhhhh! Rough morning. Trying to feel better for this show tonight but let the paps get the best of me. Sometimes when people r shoving cameras in your face all day and yelling the worst thing possible at u…well I’m human.”
He added, “Rough week Not gonna let them get the best of me again. Gonna get focused on this show tonight. Adrenaline is high now. Gonna put it on the stage Only way someone can break u is if u let them.”
Bieber is scheduled to take the stage tonight for another show at London’s O2 arena.
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