February 24, 2014 12:55

Residents of Atlanta, Georgia petition to keep Justin Bieber from moving to area

Singer is reportedly keen on a move to Buckhead area of US city

Residents of Atlanta, Georgia petition to keep Justin Bieber from moving to area

Photo: PA

Residents of Atlanta, Georgia have launched a petition to stop Justin Bieber from moving to the city.

It was recently reported that Bieber is looking to move to Buckhead, an upmarket area near Atlanta, having become enamoured with the music scene in the city after working with rapper TI. However, some members of the local community have taken against the idea, and have voiced their disapproval in a Facebook group named Protest Justin Bieber Moving To Buckhead.

Created by Atlanta resident Harold White, the group was set-up as a reaction to the possibility of Bieber's arrival, something White feels will alter the area's ambience. "We’re concerned he’ll bring the wrong type of element into a quiet, residential area," he told CNN. "It is our position that a person with his means could certainly find a neighborhood more suited to his 'eclectic' lifestyle."

Earlier this month Bieber was charged with assaulting a limo driver, while in January, police in California searched Bieber's home after he allegedly threw eggs at his neighbour's house.

Last month (January 31), the pop star's private jet was also detained and searched under the suspicion of having marijuana on board. The plane, which Bieber had chartered to attend the Super Bowl (February 2), was held at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey as police reportedly smelled marijuana.

Meanwhile, the White House has said that it will respond to a petition demanding Justin Bieber's deportation from the US.

The petition, which currently has over 200,000 signatures, calls on the White House to revoke the Canadian pop star's green card and remove him from the US. According to US Government protocol, once a petition has over 100,000 signatures, it must be reviewed by White House staff.

Read More On This Artist

Justin Bieber Merchandise
More News
The Gaslight Anthem unveil modern dance inspired 'Get Hurt' video - watch
Ryan Adams debuts new track 'Stay With Me' live - watch
Lana Del Rey discusses 'Pepsi-Cola pussy' lyric: 'My mum didn't think it was...
The Orwells announce November UK tour
Grimes guests on track by Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff's solo project Bleachers - listen
Silent album raises £12,000 in Spotify royalties
Bring Me The Horizon's Oli Sykes: 'I went to rehab for ketamine addiction'
Weezer perform new single 'Back To The Shack' on US TV – watch
Jessie Ware reveals new song 'Share It All', co-written by The xx's Romy...
Devon record shop goes up for sale on eBay for £9,000
'Weird' Al Yankovic says Prince is the only artist ever to turn down one of his parodies
Manic Street Preachers on new album: 'It's like 'Generation Terrorists' but...
Coolio to release new music exclusively through porn website
Lily Allen unveils Glastonbury tribute video for 'As Long As I Got You'
Snoop Dogg claims he smoked weed in the White House
Lancaster theatre appeals for stolen papier-mâché Frank Sidebottom head
Kid Rock ordered to hand glass sex toy over to court as part of Insane Clown Posse lawsuit
Courtney Love rules out Hole reunion:'I don't want to get on the oldies circuit'
Jack White brings fan on stage to perform 'Seven Nation Army' – watch
Eels frontman Mark Oliver Everett to be awarded Freedom of the City of London
The Who's Roger Daltrey and 'pals' to launch model railway museum in Kent
Lily Allen and Beyoncé producer claims guitar music is at an 'all time low'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today