Justin Bieber took to Twitter to vaguely address pictures of his pot smoking hours after they hit headlines and caused uproar on the internet. While he didn't exactly deny it, he said that he never meant to let anyone down.
"Everyday growing and learning. trying to be better. u get knocked down, u get up," the 18-year-old star tweeted without mentioning the incident. "I see all of u. i hear all of u. i never want to let any of you down. i love u. and..thank u. #beliebers."
"Like i said...2013...new challenges. new doubters...Im ready. We are ready. see u all tomorrow and everyday after that," he added.
Another thing he made sure his fans know is that he'd rather focus on the positive rather than the negative as tweeting, "back on tour tomorrow. ready to see u all smile. time to do what im supposed to be doing. performing. #BELIEVEtour."
The pictures in question show him smoking blunt with a group of friends including Lil' Twist at a party in Newport Beach. He actually did it behind the closed door of a hotel room, but someone in the crowd seemed to have taken pictures of them and sold them without him knowing.
The photos reportedly were taken on January 2, one day after a paparazzo named Chris Guerra was killed after taking pictures of the singer's white Ferrari in Los Angeles. He was reportedly got hit by an oncoming car when crossing the street to get back into his own car.
Before his death, the photographer, who happened to be the same man pursuing Justin in a highway chase earlier this year, reportedly called a photo agency where he worked that he was onto a big story. He claimed he spotted Justin smoked marijuana while driving his white Ferrari.
However, contradicting report suggested Bieber was not in the car back then, but his good buddy Twist was.
A few days prior, Bieber was rumored breaking up with his girlfriend Selena Gomez after having a big fight while vacationing in Mexico for an intended New Year's Eve celebration together.