Justin Bieber breaks silence following arrest
The pop star thanked his fans who he said 'changed my life'
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.
YOU ARE ALL WORTHY NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS >> BE STRONG GOD IS WITH US ALL> MY BELIEBERS CHANGED MY LIFE> I WILL FOREVER BE GRATEFUL— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) January 24, 2014
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:
@justinbieber love you and i will act in the manner of someone who truly cares. that is all I have to say. thanks for all those concerned— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) January 24, 2014
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.