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Justin Bieber reportedly punches paparazzo in Paris kerfuffle

Justin Bieber had another run-in with photographers in Paris and appeared to punch one of the shutterbugs while making his way through a crowd.

The 20-year-old pop star and his entourage reportedly arrived at a hotel around 11 p.m. local time on Wednesday only to be greeted by a swarm of fans and paparazzi as Bieber & Co. tried to make their way into the building, reported E! News and TMZ, which obtained photos of the kerfuffle.

A witness told E! News that the “Baby” singer appeared upset that he couldn’t get through the throng and punched one photographer and appeared to to grab another by the neck.

No injuries were reported nor were charges filed, the sites said.


It’s not the Biebs’ first fracas with photographers, or even people in general. The embattled singer, who’s had an abundance of legal woes this year stemming from a string of outlandish behavior, made headlines in July when he got into an altercation with actor Orlando Bloom in Ibiza that resulted in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star taking a swing at the singer. The feud played out in the blogosphere and hinted at a bizarre love triangle among Bieber, Bloom and his ex-wife, supermodel Miranda Kerr.

Meanwhile, the “Beauty and the Beat” crooner has been gallivanting around the City of Light this week, attending CR Fashion Book editor Carine Roitfeld’s fashion week party on Tuesday with the likes of Kim Kardashian, model Kendall Jenner and their mom Kris Jenner, among others. Bieber’s girlfriend Selena Gomez and Kerr were was also among the guests.

However, the Biebs reportedly avoided the Bloom’s ex at the party, TMZ said, but that didn’t stop her from posing for a photo op with Gomez.

Reps for Bieber did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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