NBC News Investigates Justin Bieber ‘Pot Plane’

Just when we thought the Justin Bieber press couldn’t get any worse, along comes the NBC News Investigations team of Richard Esposito, Tom Winter, Jeff Rossen and Monica Alba. The quartet’s exclusive report outlines a litany of additional recent Team Bieber offenses that occurred during Friday’s Gulfstream IV flight from Waterloo, Ontario to Teterboro, NJ.


It’s becoming increasingly clear that much like Lindsay Lohan and the Kardashians, the Biebs has a parent very much in the middle of the mix. Bieber’s dad was on the flight and apparently did nothing to try and stop the reefer madness:

“The captain of the flight stated that he warned the passengers, including Bieber, on several occasions to stop smoking marijuana,” says the official report of the incident. “The captain also stated he needed to request that the passengers stop their harassing behavior toward the flight attendant and after several warnings asked the flight attendant to stay with him near the cockpit to avoid any further abuse.”

Maybe someone should sit father and-or son down and tell them they are charting a course similar to that of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Harsh, we know; but nothing else seems to have worked so far – arrests, ridicule, media shaming…

It’s also fitting that Toronto mayor Rob Ford recently and ridiculously came to Bieber’s defense, as this pair is giving Canada a headache worse than ten-times-20 years without a Stanley Cup. Read, watch the rest of the NBC News Investigations report here. And pray that someone gets through to Bieber, soon.

[Photo of Bieber performing at New Jersey’s Prudential Center on July 30, 2013: JStone/Shutterstock.com]

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