January 25, 2014 10:34

Justin Bieber breaks silence following arrest

The pop star thanked his fans who he said 'changed my life'

Justin Bieber breaks silence following arrest

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Justin Bieber has broken his silence following his arrest on January 23 for drunk driving and driving without a valid license.

Writing on Twitter, the pop star told his followers to "be strong", adding that his fans 'the Beliebers', "changed my life". See his full Tweet below.




The singer's manager Scooter Braun also took to Twitter following the arrest, writing that he loved Bieber and would act like somebody who "truly cares" about him. He commented:




He later added: "Been a long day. Bottom line is we are defined by how we handle adversity. Be there when it counts. Love fully in good times and bad."

The pop singer was pulled over in Miami after his yellow Lamborghini was spotted as one of two vehicles racing at 4.09am. Miami police spokesman Sergeant Bobby Hernandez revealed that 19-year-old Bieber resisted arrest and failed a field sobriety test after being caught driving at double the 55mph speed limit. Bieber "had been smoking marijuana and he did consume a beer" according to Hernandez.

Reports have since claimed that when the officer attempted to arrest Bieber, the singer said: "Why the fuck are you doing this?... What the fuck did I do? Why did you stop me?" Miami Beach police chief Raymond Martinez said Bieber was "a little belligerent, using some choice words" upon his arrest.

Bieber was released on a $2,500 (£1,505) bond, alongside his friend Khalil Amir Sharieff, whose bond was set lower, at $1,000 (£602). Bieber's arrest marks his second run in with the police in 2014 after he was questioned over the egging of his neighbour's house in Calabasas, California earlier in January.

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