Cape Town - Justin Bieber has spoken out after damning photos of him surfaced, showing him smoking what seems to be dagga at a party in his hotel room on 2 January.
The party took place the day after news broke about the death of paparazzo Chris Guerra, who had been following Justin's white Ferrari.
Justin's friend, Lil Twist, who was driving his white Ferrari last week when the photographer was killed, was also present during the party where the photos were taken. Sources claim that Lil Twist and his brother were the ones rolling joints and offering them to everyone.
Justin won't let his fans down
TMZ also reports that although security were present during the party, they didn't stop guests from taking pictures of Justin while he was allegedly smoking a joint.
The popstar, who has been under constant scrutiny in recent times, took to his Twitter page after the photos surfaced on gossip website TMZ to defend his actions, reports JustJared.
See the photos here.
Justin posted the following set of tweets over the weekend:
everyday growing and learning. trying to be better. u get knocked down, u get up.— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) January 5, 2013
back on tour tomorrow. ready to see u all smile. time to do what im supposed to be doing. performing. #BELIEVEtour— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) January 5, 2013
HollywoodLife.com also claims that Justin and his on/off girlfriend Selena Gomez officially split around New Years.
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. #beliebers— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) January 5, 2013
A source close to the couple has revealed that "timing" seems to have been the reason behind the breakup, as both of them are facing a busy schedule in their lives and careers.