Photos of Justin Bieber smoking a marijuana joint have went viral, and the pop star has released a series of tweets addressing the matter.
The photos were taken at a Newport Beach Hotel room party on Wednesday, January 2 according to TMZ. While the star never spoke about the photos, he thanked his followers for their support and said he was ready to face "new challenges" and "doubters" this year.
This series of photos was taken a day after a paparazzi was killed trying to get pictures of Bieber in his Ferrari.
Bieber kicked off his Believe tour on January 5 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The tour will celebrate the June release of his new album of the same title.