Listen To The 911 Call Justin Bieber Made Recently After Being Chased By The Paparazzi
Justin Bieber may have a career in the fast lane. But, the singer might get booted out of the driver’s seat of his $100,000 Fisker Karma soon if he doesn’t learn to obey the speed limit in real life.
The 18-year-old singer was stopped in Los Angeles recently and given a citation for driving recklessly and exceeding the speed limit. His excuse? He was being chased by paparazzi and in fear for his life. After receiving a ticket from the police, the Biebs decided to call 911 to complain.”I have, like, five cars following me, um, on the freeway,” Bieber told the 911 dispatcher in the audio below. “They just will not stop following me. They’re driving really reckless. They just will not stop following me.”
Seeking some sort of reason as to why cars would be following a boy, the dispatcher asked for the Canadian superstar’s name to which he responded “Justin” and later added “Johnson.” Justin goes on in the over 10-minute phone call trying to explain his actions. “I was driving fast so that I could try to get away from them and I got pulled over myself,” he said. “When I explained to the police officers, they were being, like, not nice about it. They were just like, ‘You waive your rights to privacy when you’re a celebrity.’ But, that makes absolutely no sense when they’re the ones being dangerous. The police told me if they kept following me to call again. They’re the ones that are driving reckless and I’m just trying to, like, not have them be on my tail.”
Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine placed the 911 call that caused Justin to eventually get stopped. He later told the Los Angeles Times that Beiber’s “dangerous driving” was of major concern. “I figured someone was going to crash,” Zine said.”So I called 911.”
According to TMZ, police are torn as to whether Justin should have received a ticket in the first place. While some are calling him “a victim of the rogue paparazzi like a Princess Diana situation,” others officers refuse to let Biebs off the hook stating, “It’s like rushing a woman to the hospital who’s about to give birth. You can’t endanger the lives of innocent people, and Bieber did.”
This isn’t the first time the teen heartthrob has had a run-in with paparazzi. Back in May, Justin allegedly got tough with a photographer at a mall in Calabasas, Calif. causing the man to file a police report. Listen to Justin’s 911 call below. Should paparazzi be allowed to chase celebrities in vehicles and cause a dangerous situation for the star and everyone else on the road?