Justin Bieber has been doing damage to his once Disney like image thanks to getting caught speeding in his Ferrari and most recently being spotted puffing on a bl*nt in a hotel room. So of course, the Beebs' follies are being blamed on his rapper buddy Lil Twist.
It was Twist, who is signed to Lil Wayne's YMCMB, who was at the wheel when Bieber's car was pulled over last week and reportedly the rapper was in the room where the pic was snapped of the Pop singer with a bl*nt in his hand. According to TMZ, sources close to Bieber aren't feeling his new road dog's influence.
Twist was with Bieber in a Newport Beach hotel room last week, where, we're told, the rapper was happily rolling blunts for J.B. and others.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... JB and Twist have become tight ... and have been smoking together on a number of other occasions.
You'll recall ... Twist was speeding on the 405 Freeway New Year's Day in Justin's Ferrari when he was pulled over by cops. A photog was killed trying to snap pics of the traffic stop. Prior to the accident, Twist and Justin had spent much of the day in a room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills -- where Justin frequently gets a room.
Sources involved in Justin's life who care about him are deeply concerned that Twist has become a powerful negative influence in his life and feel very strongly Justin needs a clean break from the rapper or else bad things are going to happen.
Umm, we're willing to bet Twist ain't the first and won't be the last person to pass Beebs a joint or pour the underage (for alcohol) crooner a drink (Note: Twist ain't 21 yet, too). Also, did Lil Twist steal the key's to Bieber's Ferrari and strap him to the passenger seat? Did Lil Twist put the bl*nt into Bieber's hands and demand him to smoke it at gunpoint?
Didn't think so.
To Bieber's credit, he's taking responsibility for his own actions. He tweeted yesterday: "everyday growing and learning. trying to be better. u get knocked down, u get up."
Check out photos of Lil Twist and his bff Justin Bieber kicking it in the gallery. Do you think Lil Twist is blame for Bieber's "bad behavior"? Let us know what you think in the comments.