Justin Bieber's BFF Lil Za Arrested Following Police Raid at Singer's Home

Rapper was photographed in handcuffs at the 19-year-old pop star's Calabasas, Calif. residence

By Alyssa Toomey Jan 14, 2014 8:32 PMTags
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It's been a rough day for Justin Bieber, but it seems it's been even worse for the singer's pal, Lil Za.

The rapper was photographed in handcuffs at the 19-year-old pop star's home following a police raid at Bieber's Calabasas, Calif. residence stemming from the egg-throwing incident that occurred late last week.

According to Lil Za's booking sheet (real name Xavier Smith), he was arrested at 10:30 a.m. this morning for felony drug possession and was booked less than 20 minutes later. He is currently being held on $20,000 bail.

During a press conference this afternoon, L.A. County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore confirmed there has been one arrest for cocaine possession at Bieber's home, which was in plain view when the officers arrived.

Earlier this morning, local police arrived at the singer's doorsteps after obtaining a search warrant for Bieber's L.A.-area home, where authorities are currently looking for any evidence linking the Biebs (or his friends) to the egging scandal.


A source confirmed to E! News that Justin was home during the raid, and according to TMZ, the performer was detained in his garage as deputies searched the property.

Rep's for Bieber declined to comment on the investigation.

According to the police report, detectives from the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff's Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department began searching the Calabasas home of suspect Justin Bieber around 8 a.m. this morning.

"The purpose of the search warrant is to seek video surveillance or other possible evidence in the vandalism that occurred on January 9, 2014," the report states. "The vandalism damage is estimated by the homeowner to be approximately $20,000."


On Friday, Jan. 10, the Los Angeles Sheriff confirmed to E! News that they received a call from Bieber's neighbor—the alleged victim—who claimed that the superstar egged his home the evening before.

The charge will be felony vandalism, due to the reported dollar amount in damages, should a suspect be found responsible. According to Whitmore, Bieber has not been exonerated, nor has he been arrested.

E! News spoke with the alleged egging victim just days after the drama went down in the gated community.

"It was about 7:30 p.m. and I was in my house upstairs with my daughter," the neighbor explained. "We began to hear something hitting the house, like rocks and things crashing into the window. We went to our outside balcony and saw [Justin] standing in my front yard, ripping eggs at my house."

He continued, "I screamed at him, he yelled back at me, said, 'Yeah I got another one for you,' and threw more eggs. Then I called the sheriff. Obviously my daughter was very frightened having eggs thrown at her. It was unprovoked, as I have not seen the kid in months, so I have no idea what prompted him to do this."

The investigation into the egging incident is currently ongoing.