Justin Bieber scuffled with a photographer in Calabasas, Calif. while out and about on Sunday (May 27), prompting police and a paramedic to respond, according to multiple news outlets. The scrap unfolded after a paparazzo apparently got a little too close to the Believe singer, who had just emerged with girlfriend Selena Gomez from a movie theater at the Calabasas Commons shopping center. It was at least the second time in several weeks that Beiber has had run-ins with photographers, and this time, the cops showed up.
Details are still sketchy, but photos from the scene suggest that Bieber briefly lost his hat and one of his purple kicks in the fracas. (Note the scowl on Bieber’s face as he puts the shoe back on).
A witness tells entertainment site GossipCenter that Bieber and Gomez hopped into a van and sped away after the incident. Los Angeles County paramedics and local police arrived at the shopping center moments later, and the photographer received medical treatment for an apparent blow to the face.
Bieber has not commented on the incident, though Gomez posted to her Facebook page this afternoon: “THANKS YOU SO MUCH to my fans for always protecting me and being there for me… I can’t thank you guys enough. I’m sorry I had to rush out. Love you guys.”