Well, it was bound to happen. It's the same old story: Kid hangs out with a tough crowd. Kid hits it big, sells lots of albums, and wins all kinds of music awards. Kid gets his own dance named after him. Kid slaps a younger kid while playing laser tag.
Wait . . .What?
That's right. It seems that Justin Bieber, that crazy pop sensation, everyone's favorite "boy next door"-type crooner, got a little flustered and slapped a twelve year-old. But by all accounts, the kid had it coming.
Seems Bieber went to a laser tag joint in Richmond, British Columbia, on Friday afternoon, and while engaged in some good old-fashioned, wholesome, blow-'em-away fun, he was heckled by some other players who evidently don't, er, enjoy his music. Some of the boys surrounded Bieber, and by at least one account the pop star got slammed pretty hard by them with labels like fa**ot and w*ssy and media-wh*re (alright, that last one was mine).
"The Justin" didn't take too kindly to all the unsolicited criticism. He struck back, literally. While trying to extricate himself from the crowd of diminutive pop-critic hooligans, he "accidentally" knocked one upside the head. Hard enough for the kid to complain to his father, who then complained to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. And you don't want those Mounties on your butt, no sir, trust me. Let's just say that when they ask if you have any "fruit" to declare at the border, you better tell the truth. That is, if you don't want a big Canuck in a redcoat snapping on a latex glove and saying, "Hey, try and relax now, OK hey?"
Justin's "Laser Tag Incident" is being investigated by the Canadian authorities, but one thing is for certain: I didn't buy his last album. And I don't like his present haircut. Maybe jail will toughen him up some, and get him a good fade. God knows hanging around with Usher isn't going to do either of those things.
Who knew he had it in him, hey?
(Above: the "thug" in question. Cut the evil smile, kid, and stop wearing your mom's shades.)