You can't say Justin Bieber is a fair weather friend. Despite his weed carriers Lil Za and Lil Twist constantly partaking in f-ckery that occasionally involves the authorities, the Beebs is curving his handler's suggestions he cut ties with his buddies.
Sources close to Bieber tell TMZ ... members of Justin's camp have been pleading with him to boot the Lils out of his Calabasas home and forbid them from driving his fleet of fancy cars after a string of embarrassing incidents including Twist's DUI arrest in JB's car.
We're told Bieber's camp has been very concerned about the way he acts when he's with the Lil crew -- and have been vocal that the guys are a bad influence.
Why? Weed ... sizzurp ... neighborhood wars ... pissing in public ... anti-Clintonism ... and of course, Twist's DUI arrest. The Lils had a role in all of that stuff ... and people close to Beiber want it to stop.
But despite the warnings, Justin is pushing back HARD ... claiming he would never turn his back on his boys, because that's not what friends do.
Plus, one source says Justin's been surrounded by adults for most of his life -- and now that he finally has a group of close friends that are his age, the last thing he wants to do is push them away.
Bottom line -- get used to Za and Twist ... they're not going anywhere.
When it comes down to it, Justin Bieber is 19-years-old and rich enough to pretty much do what he wants to do, within reason. While Lil Za and Lil Twist are suspect baggage handlers and struggle rappers, they're not holding a gun to the Pop star's head to take part in any shenanigans.
Quick question, are Lil Za and Lil Twist even paying rent? Also, can Justin Bieber claim them as a tax write off?