Stemming from reports that Justin Bieber caused a stir on a flight between Los Angeles to Asia recently, he told TMZ Tuesday that contrary to what people portray him as, he’s not a “brat”. When asked why he thinks people believe he is a brat he quipped, “I’ve never heard that rumor before”.
“I don’t think you should believe everything you hear … people make stuff up all the time,” the 17-year-old added. “Supposedly I’m dead today … that’s the rumor.”
While on a flight recently, Bieber allegedly refused to sit down in his seat in preparation to take-off, much to the surprise of the flight staff. An eyewitness report said, “[Bieber] then gave the staff a really hard time the whole flight, nobody could believe it.And then at the end, the Captain introduced himself to Justin and kindly asked for an autograph, and he rudely refused”.
This is not the first time he was pulled into controversy, however. During a shoot for CBS’s CSI last year, Marg Helgenberger told a French radio broadcast that Bieber was “kind of a brat” while on the set of the drama series. “He locked one of the producers in a closet, and he put his fist through a cake that was on the craft services table,” she dished.
Bieber defended the claims shortly after Helgenberger’s remarks came to light on Twitter. “I know who I am and sometimes people are just going to say what they want. Keep your head up and be the man your mama raised. #killemwithkindness,” he said at the time.