Justin Bieber has been insisting that he’s a changed man for a while now. You see, he was just so misunderstood for the past couple of years! He hung around with the wrong people who didn’t have his best interest in mind, and he was just pretending to be someone he wasn’t to fit in, but all that’s behind him. He doesn’t want any trouble… only it seems to follow him wherever he goes, like Coachella. All he wanted was to watch Drake’s set from the VIP area and he left the place in a chokehold. Uh oh!
Bieber and his entourage walked to the artist’s entrance where Drake was performing, when they were stopped by security and told the area was at capacity and they couldn’t come in. Bieber and his crew showed security they had the proper wristbands to gain entry.
Eyewitnesses tell TMZ, Bieber argued with security, saying there was no way he could stand in a big crowd because he’d get bombarded by fans. Security wasn’t having it and told him to leave.
We’re told Bieber persisted and said he was personally invited by Drake and had been waiting all weekend to see him perform. Bieber didn’t stand down and security was pissed.
At that point a Coachella staffer came up to Bieber and said she would escort him inside the artist’s area. She grabbed Bieber by the arm and began walking him and his security team inside, when Coachella security came up from behind and put Bieber in a chokehold.
Apparently Bieber’s team then got into it with Coachella staff and Bieber was asked to leave, though he says he voluntarily left and is considering pressing charges against the security there.
Also, I never thought I’d say this, but if this is indeed how things went down, I’m kind of on Bieber’s side. He had a pass and was being escorted through to a show he was invited to but security wanted to throw their weight around and be assholes to Bieber just because he is who he is. I sorta feel bad for him. What’s happening to me?! (That being said, he’s been still hanging out with Chris Brown, so he can fuck off with the “I’ve changed” bullshit.)