The troubled pop star — at the center of a police raid this week — has received the counsel from those closest to him who are “deeply concerned” and want him to get “help” in the wake of a string of controversies, one source has confirmed.
“The people who care about Justin and whom are closest to him wish he would consider getting help,” another insider told Radar.
But, stressed the source — there are no plans for Bieber, 19, to check into a facility.
As we previously reported, the L.A. County Sheriff raided the singer’s Calabasas, Calif., mansion on Tuesday to seize security camera video following a neighbor’s accusation that he threw as many as 20 eggs at both his person and his home.
The arrest of Lil Za is hardly the first time Bieber has been hit with rumors of drug use.
The past 12 months alone has been filled with drug allegations, beginning in January 2013, when photos emerged of what appeared to be Bieber smoking pot with a group of friends. At the time, a source told Radar that his team was “livid” about his growing problem. He had been accused of having a stoned sex romp with nursing student Milyn “Mimi” Jensen just a few weeks before.
On February 9, he addressed the rumors during his Saturday Night Live appearance, saying, “I also heard he got busted for smoking weed and he’s really sorry about it and people make mistakes and he’s never gonna do it again.”
That storm soon died down, but a few months later, rumors resurfaced: In April, Sotckholm police spokesman Lars Bystrom told the Associated Press that drugs and a stun gun were found on Bieber’s tour bus, after a security official at the pop star’s hotel smelled marijuana coming from it. Bieber’s rep later denied the report.
That same month, his former party pal, King Kevi, told Radar that he’d “seen him smoke weed,” but that other members of his entourage preferred codeine, also known as “sizzurp” or “drank.”
In September, the drug rumors took a different tack as Bieber posted an Instagram pic of his producer, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, holding a suspicious baggie of white powder. As Radar reported, Boyd was linked to an international cocaine smuggling ring after he posted photos of himself visiting the notorious cocaine hub of Suriname, and posing with a rebel leader who has been convicted of smuggling cocaine. Boyd laughed off the rumor, posting a photo of himself holding a box of soft drink Coke.
The next month, yet another photo supposedly showing Bieber holding a marijuana joint surfaced.
And on November 24, one of Bieber’s bodyguards was arrested in Brisbane, Australia, after an airport sniffer dogs found marijuana in his luggage.