Bieber: Trying to be better as questionable photos emerge
January 7th, 2013
12:05 PM ET

Bieber: Trying to be better as questionable photos emerge

Justin Bieber is pledging to raise the bar as new photos alleging marijuana use have hit the Web.

In pictures posted by TMZ on January 4, the 18-year-old is seen holding what the site claims is marijuana while hanging out with other young adults in what appears to be a hotel room.

Bieber's reps have not commented on the photos or allegations of marijuana use, which have circulated since a paparazzo died in a traffic accident last week after taking pictures of Bieber's parked white Ferrari.

TMZ reported that the photographer said he saw Bieber driving and smoking what he believed was marijuana from a pipe hours before the accident occurred.

At the time, the teen's representation told CNN, "It’s really sad that people are trying to push a story without the facts so soon after this tragic accident. Justin was not present or involved in this incident and the focus should remain on honoring the memory of the victim."

Bieber himself has not commented on the images, but he did take to Twitter not long after they were posted to tell fans he's making an effort toward improvement.

"[E]veryday growing and learning. trying to be better. u get knocked down, u get up," Bieber tweeted after midnight January 5. "[I] see all of u. i hear all of u. i never want to let any of you down. i love u. and..thank u. ... like i challenges. new doubters...Im ready. We are ready. see u all tomorrow and everyday after that."

Later that day, Bieber arrived in Utah for a performance and, as he has in the past, made time for a fan in need of an uplift.

According to Salt Lake City's KSTU, the singer visited a 7-year-old fan named Millie Flamm who's battling leukemia. Flamm had tickets to Bieber's concert that Saturday but couldn't attend after a relapse sent her back to the hospital.

Flamm's father told the CNN affiliate that she has been fighting leukemia for a little more than three years. KSTU reports that a group of moms urged Bieber via Facebook and Twitter to pay Flamm a visit when he came in town, but no one knew if he'd make it.

That night he did, much to Flamm's surprise - she had no idea others were petitioning for his visit on her behalf.

soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    There are actually loads of details like that to take into consideration. That may be a nice level to bring up. I supply the thoughts above as basic inspiration however clearly there are questions like the one you deliver up where the most important factor will probably be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged round things like that, however I am positive that your job is clearly identified as a good game. Both girls and boys feel the impression of just a moment’s pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.

    October 24, 2013 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. mattyo

    The Biebs can only sing a within a narrow range; maybe he is talented and musical and plays guitar but he cant sing.

    February 3, 2013 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. Toni Baloney

    Oh, the horror! An 18-year-old man smoking a joint in private with his friends.

    February 1, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rick

    I wish him the best. However if his life is run by a bunch of sycophants he needs to quit and consider going to college. Perhaps he will make a great physician, lawyer or civil engineer some day, get married and be a great husband and great dad.

    January 30, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. shoos

    He looks 12 years old.

    January 29, 2013 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hey

    u here...i have a short dinner tommorrow then....back on the "balcony" 10pm–bb

    January 28, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tom

    Marijuana? Shoot. I thought they may have had the goods on him, with another man besides Selena.

    January 28, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Momentarily Confident...

    we don't care about weed..we care about the state of california and how lovely it is this time of year

    January 28, 2013 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. Y'All Trippin'

    OMG, WEED! Yawwwwn, who cares, it's en-route to be legal nation-wide. If anyone needs something to reduce stress and relax, a high-profile person would certainly top that list. Also, this is 'Murica, he has the free-will and obligation to rebel against unjust laws, just like EVERY ONE OF YOU DO IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER! Never thought I'd say this, but leave the Biebs alone and go back to complaining about how everyone is out to get you 😉

    January 28, 2013 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. bruce john springstein and the mi boulevard orchestra...

    what a customer drawer...

    January 20, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. tracie


    January 20, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jon's not here either...

    he's in hong kong.

    January 11, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. SKY


    January 8, 2013 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Police

      We actually don't know each time someone makes a sale, considering it is happening constantly.

      January 27, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  14. Vancouverite

    He's a drug addict? Now there's a nice image to have.

    January 8, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      Just because he smoked weed doesn't make him a drug addict. Marijuana is healthier than how much sugar a person consumes, FACT. If anything, this is going to help his career. Everyones bashing him because he smoked weed. BIG DEAL. Look at Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Drake, Eminem, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Tyga, etc. Bieber has been doing songs with YMCMB, so if you didn't see this coming, you're an idiot.

      January 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  15. to be truthfully honest

    i'm having my period today...thats why i'm so broken out as you can see.

    January 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Meh

    I heard she posted on Twits tha tshe is having her first period

    January 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  17. stuck claw 1

    nice kid...everyone likes him and he will be the business for awhile

    January 8, 2013 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
  18. Itsamemario

    Not a fan of his music, but i do give due respect to anyone that goes out of their way to make sick people feel a little less so.

    January 8, 2013 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  19. Peace

    Oh blah blah to the 1st part of this, but, going to visit 7 yr old Millie...that was cool of him.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  20. i can feel again..

    put your hands in the air...woooohoooooooo

    January 7, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  21. And the Oscar goes toooooo....


    January 7, 2013 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  22. sultana

    wow and then u wonder y celebreties get away with anything .

    January 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Who Cares.

    January 7, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Justin

    is not going to worry about a pack of photos...he's a powerful kid he can snap the issue right up today if he wanted to.
    ignore it Justin.

    January 7, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Home Alone 12.

    He's so cute...i hope he gets back with selena...they were such a cute couple

    January 7, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Pete's

    he is soooooooo yyoung he'll be fine...he has so much ahead of him...

    January 7, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • TriumphTheInsultComicDog

      Yeah just think he hasn't even been arrested for cocaine posession and soliciting a call girl for the first time yet! I know I'm looking forward to hearing about him hitting that milestone!

      January 7, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |

    he will be fine...its part of growing up nd realizing you cannot trusty anyone..he will learn. he's rich he can hire someone to watch who's doing what with his photos...its very simple.

    January 7, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Kate M is number 1

    His mother is a self made millionaire and powerful–they will over come

    January 7, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Meow JailBird

    is his mother and example or is she not an example.

    January 7, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  30. mmmmmmmmmmmeow

    publicty stunt for tour..that's all it is.

    January 7, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  31. mmmmmmmmmeow

    Leave the poor boy alone...

    January 7, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  32. M. Amy Katrina

    who's your daddy Justin

    January 7, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Margaret

    Is this really important news?

    January 7, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Amy Kat

    Who gives and F... Not I.

    January 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Stuck Memory Spam

    i love this kid–he will be fine.

    January 7, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  36. M. Kat

    He's a sweet kid. he will survive this one also.

    January 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  37. facefalll

    justin is young and will always have his fans.

    January 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  38. watch your position pumpkin

    before you make fun of others.

    January 7, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Cathy

    He's a 19 year old millionaire that works 300+ days a year and you expect him to have better judgment than a 50 year old in the same position

    January 7, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Amy

    Young girls love him. Justin will be a smash hit for a long time!

    January 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clete

      I have doubts he will last. His fans are basically young girls, but as they age, more than likely they will leave him behind. His music is targeted for that audience. I suspect five years from now, he will be back in Canada, counting his money and scratching his balls.

      January 7, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • He's innocent...

      he reminds me of one of the cosby kids.

      January 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Tim

    I'm very disappointed in him. Now young girls will think this sort of behavior is ok.

    January 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  42. I_Know

    Justin is a rare talent.

    January 7, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • TriumphTheInsultComicDog

      A mediocre at best performer that sings most of the songs that were written for him with a lot of help from auto-tuning. Yep that is indeed a "rare talent". *rolls eyes*

      January 7, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Not_Surprised

    They are probably going to say he has cancer if it is confirmed..

    January 7, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  44. LOL

    look how cute he looks with his little guitar in his hands...awwwwwww

    January 7, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |

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