Justin Bieber’s Downward Spiral: A Timeline

Justin Bieber went from being an adorable, baby-faced singer to a troubled superstar in the blink of an eye. Over the past few years, the young singer has found himself in all kinds of trouble and it’s getting harder and harder to keep track of everything. For this reason, we decided to create a timeline of the pop star’s downward spiral! Check it out:

May 28, 2012

Justin Bieber got into a fight with a paparazzo after leaving the cinema with his girlfriend-at-the-time, Selena Gomez. The singer ended up losing his shoe and his hat in the altercation while the paparazzo called the police and filed a police report.

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January 2013

A video of Justin Bieber urinating in a mop bucket at a nightclub surfaced in July 2013, but it was believed to be from a night of partying in January of that year. Also included in the video was Bieber yelling “F**k Bill Clinton” while spraying a bottle of cleaning product on the former president.

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January 7, 2013

TMZ published a picture of Justin Bieber smoking marijuana. The young singer took to Twitter to apologize to fans, promising to “be better” in the future.

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March 4, 2013

Fans greeted Justin Bieber with boos after he turned up to his own concert two hours late. He claimed that he was only 40 minutes late and that it was because of technical issues.

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March 8, 2013

Justin Bieber attacked a London paparazzo who told him to “f–k off back to America,” but was held back by his security team. Bieber was caught on camera screaming, “The f–k did you say? I’ll f–king beat the f–k out of you!” while trying to jump at the paparazzo.

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March 27, 2013

After a verbal altercation with his neighbor over his reckless driving, Justin Bieber was accused of battery and of spitting in his neighbor’s face.

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March 28, 2013

German custom officials seized the singer’s monkey Mally after he failed to produce the required vaccination and import papers.

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April 14, 2013

The “Baby” singer was widely criticized after he visited the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam and wrote in the guestbook that he hoped Anne Frank “would have been a belieber.”

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April 25, 2013

Justin Belieber’s tour bus was raided in Stockholm, Sweden, after an officer smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Even though narcotics were found on board, no one was charged.

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June 26, 2013

Justin Bieber was sued by a paparazzo who claimed that the singer assaulted him at a mall in Calabasas. According to the paparazzo, Bieber jumped into the air to deliver a martial-arts-type kick to his gut before punching him in the face.

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July 25, 2013

The singer was caught on camera allegedly spitting off a balcony at the Hazleton Hotel as fans gathered below.

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October 3, 2013

The pop star’s neighbor in Calabasas told police that Bieber had threatened him and spat at him when he confronted the young star about his reckless driving in March 2013.

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November 3, 2013

Justin Bieber was spotted leaving the Centauros brothel in Rio de Janeiro. The young star and a friend reportedly spent hours inside before leaving with two women who were taken to his hotel in a separate vehicle. A week before, a Panama prostitute told a local newspaper that she was paid to have sex with Bieber at his hotel.

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January 14, 2014

Police raided the singer’s Calabasas home after his neighbor accused him of pelting eggs at his front door, causing thousand of dollars worth of damage. Rapper Lil Za was arrested during the raid on a felony narcotics violation after police found a white powder substance.

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January 23, 2014

Justin Bieber was arrested in Florida on suspicion of DUI, drag racing and driving with a suspended license. The police report suggests that Bieber was incoherent, belligerent, smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. Police believe that the teen was under the influence of marijuana, prescription medication and alcohol.

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Cate has a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature and has been the Managing Editor of Fame10 for more than 6 years. Despite having a love for the works of Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy and Lord Byron, she also has an intense fascination with pop culture. When she isn’t writing for Fame10, she’s planning her next big adventure in Southeast Asia.