Justin Bieber has become the poster child for paparazzi attacks, partying and reckless driving a far cry from the innocent, devoutly Christian singer he was six years ago.
So what happened? Check out our timeline of The Biebs' downward spiral ...
Justin Bieber has become the poster child for paparazzi attacks, partying and reckless driving - a far cry from the innocent, devoutly Christian singer he was six years ago.
So what happened? Check out our timeline of The Biebs' downward spiral and figure out what went wrong.
Aug. 10, 2010: Bieber poses for a sexy Graduate-themed photo shoot with Kim Kardashian. A little creepy considering the fact that Bieber was 16 and Kardashian was nearly 30 at the time.
Oct. 18, 2010: Police begin investigating Bieber after he is accused of assaulting a 12-year-old at a laser tag arena. He is later cleared of all charges.
Oct. 26, 2011: Bieber is pulled over while leading a three-car motorcade, which includes Sean Kingston, after they cut off a highway patrol officer.
Feb. 16, 2011: In an interview with Rolling Stone, Bieber shares his opinion on abortion. "It's like killing a baby," he says. When asked if the pregnancy was the result of rape changes anything, Bieber adds: "Um. Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I don't know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that."
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May 9, 2011: CSI star Marg Helgenberger hints at the terror Biebs will soon become after the singer films a two-episode arc. "I shouldn't be saying this, but he was kind of a brat," Helgenberger says. "He was very nice to me, but he locked one of the producers in a closet, and he put his fist through a cake that was on the actors' table."
Nov. 1, 2011: Bieber is named in a paternity suit as the father of a Mariah Yeater's 3-month-old son. Bieber denies the claim and is proven right by a DNA test a few weeks later.
Dec. 14, 2011: The singer is pulled over for making an unsafe turn.
May 27, 2012: Bieber is involved in a minor scuffle with a paparazzo while leaving a mall with Selena Gomez. The photographer files a police report, saying Biebs kicked and punched him, but because there is not sufficient evidence, including any apparent sign of injury, no criminal charges are filed.
July 6, 2012: The singer is pulled over for reckless driving while trying to escape paparazzi.
Sept. 29, 2012: Bieber vomits onstage in Glendale, Ariz. He later says it was due to drinking milk before the performance.
Nov. 13, 2012: The singer is pulled over for making another unsafe turn and having an expired registration.
Nov. 23, 2012: The epitome of class, Bieber accepts a Diamond Jubilee Medal from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper - wearing a backwards cap and striped overalls. To add insult to injury, Bieber doesn't even bother fastening both straps.Dec. 12, 2012: Bieber gives his pet hamster Pac to a fan waiting outside with the simple instruction: "You gotta take care of him." The hamster passes away three months later in the fan's care.
Jan. 19, 2013: Bieber moons fans on Instagram, shortly after splitting from Gomez.
Feb. 2, 2013: Pictures surface of Bieber, Lil Za and Lil Twist surrounded by sizzurp and blunts.
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Feb. 27, 2013: Bieber steps out in London wearing an oversized, studded yellow hat paired with purple leopard-print pants. The fashion faux pas causes Internet hysteria, particularly with Lost executive producer Damon Lindelof, who obsesses over the hat and Photoshops it into his Twitter avatar.
March 1, 2013: On his 19th birthday, Biebs returns to his hotel in the early hours of the morning shirtless, despite the fact it is 37 degrees outside. Later, the singer and his entourage get into a confrontation at a London nightclub when security denies entry to some of his crew who are underage. He dubs it the "worst birthday" on Twitter.
March 4, 2013: Bieber is two hours late to his concert in Dubai. Reports later claim the delay was because Bieber refused to stop playing video games.
March 6, 2013: Bieber has a mini-meltdown on Twitter in response to the "rumors" in the press, adding he's a good person and only God can judge him. "I understand it is part of the job to be judged...but judge me on the facts, judge me on the music, and be careful of the judgement u pass. but know this...im [sic] only judged by one power, and i serve him. so yeah I will continue being me," Bieber writes. That night, he goes to a fancy restaurant wearing a gas mask.
March 7, 2013: The singer is hospitalized after collapsing during a concert in London. He comforts his fans with a shirtless picture via Instagram.
March 8, 2013: Bieber attacks a photographer outside his London hotel after the man calls him a "f----ing little moron" and threatens the singer. Bieber leaps out of the vehicle, screaming "I'll f---ing beat the f--- out of you," while his bodyguard holds him back.
March 14, 2013: Bieber rants against "all the lies in the press right now" on Instagram, a diatribe that includes a diss of fellow child star Lindsay Lohan. "To those comparing me to Lindsay Lohan look at her 2012 tax statements :)" he writes. The singer quickly deletes the post and later apologizes.
March 28, 2013: Auf Wiedersehen! Bieber's pet capuchin monkey Mally is detained by German customs officials when the singer flies into Munich without the proper documents. When Bieber never returns for his formerly beloved pet, Mally is moved to a zoo near in northern Germany.
March 30, 2013: The singer is banned from a Vienna nightclub after his bodyguards smash the cameras, destroy cell phones and even grope some of the young female fans who allegedly left the club in tears.
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March 31, 2013: The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department recommends Bieber be charged with criminal battery for spitting on his neighbor Jeff Schwartz. Biebs allegedly shot the loogie at Schwartz and threatened to kill him after he complained about the singer driving 100 mph in their gated community.
April 14, 2013: After a trip to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Bieber leaves a controversial entry in the site's guest book. "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a Belieber," Bieber writes.
April 16, 2013: The singer posts a cartoon of himself snuggling shirtless in bed with a Belieber who is seemingly naked.
April, 24: 2013: Law enforcement raid Bieber's tour bus and find "a small amount" of weed and a taser.
May 19, 2013: Biebs is loudly booed while accepting his Milestone Award at the Billboard Music Awards.
May 22, 2013: Reports surface of a $5 million confidentiality waiver Bieber makes all houseguests sign. Not only does the document state that any shared details of their time at Bieber's mansion will result in the hefty penalty, it also warns of activities that are "potentially hazardous and you should not participate unless you are medically able and properly trained ... [including] minor injuries to catastrophic injuries, including death."
May 23, 2013: Jon Bon Jovi slams Bieber for showing up late to concerts. "Do it once, you can be forgiven," he says. "Do it enough times and shame on you. They won't have you back. Then it just becomes a cliché. It's really not cool - you're an a------. Go to f---ing work!"
June 9, 2013: Another one of Bieber's bodyguards comes under investigation for misdemeanor battery of a person trying to photograph the singer at a hookah lounge.
July 10, 2013: A videotape surfaces of Bieber peeing in a restaurant mop bucket in New York from earlier in the year. As Bieber runs off, he sprays a photograph of Bill Clinton with a bottle of blue liquid and yells, "F--- Bill Clinton!" Bieber later apologizes to the former president. "@billcinton thanks for taking the time to talk Mr. President. Your words meant alot [sic]. #greatguy" he tweets.
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