Justin Bieber has been in the headlines a lot lately, and very little of that news seems to center around his actual music. These have ranged from the number of people following his Twitter account, comparisons to former music superstars, and even rumors regarding drug abuse and a reunion with Selena. Today we give you this week in Bieberland.
Bieber on Drugs?
The most serious allegation surrounding young Bieber lately are involving alleged drug use. For months there have been accusations of his regularly partaking in marijuana but now TMZ is claiming that his drug of choice may be “sizzurp.”
Sizzurp is a codeine concoction and TMZ claims that they have photos of Bieber hanging with Lil Za and Lil Twist smoking pot and sipping from “double cups”, the preferred method for Lil Wayne to drink codeine.
Bieber denies the rumors and even took to twitter to dispel them, however TMZ claims to have sources close to Bieber who are concerned about the amount of time Bieber spends with Lil Za and Lil Twist and their influence over him.
There seems to be a bit of a contest going on between Bieber and Lady Gaga for followers. Bieber is currently outplaying Gaga with his Twitter followers, but the superstars are currently neck and neck. Bieber is sitting around 33,944,000 followers and Gaga sitting around 33,770,000.
In a recent interview with Access Hollywood Live, Vanilla Ice spoke about how impressed he was at Bieber finding success at his young age. He compared the pop superstar to himself saying, “I see similarities, I definitely see similarities. He’s a great guy. He’s doing great out there right now.”
When asked about recent rumors surrounding Bieber, Ice said that “Let’s hope that it doesn’t train wreck, you know, because I had a weekend that lasted a few years and you have to figure out your purpose in life after you’re through with your artificial life of being on stage and all the glamour and everything.
“There’s a real life in there and then you have to do that while growing up… So there’s going to be some growing pains and everybody is going to be watching. It’s going to be entertaining!”
Bieber and Selena Back Together Again?
Shippers are sure to be ecstatic over reports that Selena Gomez was recently spotted leaving Bieber’s home on the morning of February 2nd after spending the night there. This was the first time the two have seen each other since their famous breakup in December.
Whether the meeting will lead to the two reuniting for good remains to be seen. An insider told US Weekly that “It never ends. We’ll see. It’s such drama with them.” The two have been dating on and off for the last two years.