Justin Bieber Threatens Photographer in London

Bodyguard pulls him away from confrontation with paparazzi

March 8, 2013 12:05 PM ET

Justin Bieber didn't let last night's fainting spell stop him from an altercation with a paparazzi outside his London hotel this morning. According to TMZ, Bieber and his bodyguards were rushing to get to his SUV, and the pop star made contact with a photographer on his way into the vehicle.

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The photographer then lobbed insults at Bieber, saying, "Fuck off to America" and calling the singer a "fucking little moron." An upset Bieber emerged from the SUV, yelling, "What the fuck [did] you say?" The photographer shot back and stuck with his pointed words, and Bieber replied, "I'll fucking beat the fuck out of you." Bieber tried to throw some punches, but his bodyguards pushed him back into the vehicle.

Bieber reflected on the incident on Twitter with multiple posts today. "Ahhhhh! Rough morning. Trying to feel better for this show tonight but let the paps get the best of me," he wrote. "Sometimes when people are shoving cameras in your face all day and yelling the worst thing possible at you . . . well I'm human. Rough week."

It certainly has been a rough week for Bieber: he took to Twitter to vent frustrations regarding his birthday and "fake stories," and he took the stage two hours late for his Monday show at London's O2 arena. He was also hospitalized after fainting backstage at his concert last night at the O2.

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