Justin Bieber's Cell Phone Taken by Police After Raid: Singer's Camp Is "Really Worried," Source Says

Law enforcement confirms they seized the singer's phone along with security footage from his home

By Bruna Nessif, Holly Passalaqua Jan 16, 2014 10:05 PMTags
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Justin Bieber is currently walking on eggshells. No, but really, you guys, this is nothing to yolk about.

OK, OK, we're done. All egg puns aside, E! News has learned that sheriffs took the pop singer's cell phone out of his possession during the police raid at his Calabasas, Calif., residence on Tuesday morning, following the egg-throwing incident that took place late last week. And this has Bieber's camp "worried."

"Justin's people are really worried that [the sheriff's department] have his phone," the source tells E! News, without mentioning specifically what could be on Justin's phone that has him feeling over-easy uneasy (we had to). Reports claim the star's afraid of naked pictures and texts with drug references being leaked.

E! News was told that although law enforcement has Justin's phone, along with some security footage, neither have been looked at yet.

The insider also tells E! News that Bieber's high-tech surveillance system prevents anyone from making a copy of the footage. Therefore, authorities took the entire video machine and are hoping to download the footage from the day and time in question.

Additionally, we're told that the sheriff's department is only interested in footage from outside Bieber's home. The tech team did look at the video footage during the raid, and verified that there was evidence from the day and time in question. The video machine was then seized in order to analyze the footage properly.

As for the drugs that were found, the source tells E! News that they have not been tested yet, but says the results will most likely be positive for Molly (a form of ecstasy) and Xanax, but the official word has not been given.

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Authorities searched Biebs' mansion on Tuesday, Jan. 14, looking for evidence linking the singer (or his friends) to the egg-throwing incident that occurred late last week. The search led to an arrest for the 19-year-old star's pal Lil Za on suspicion of felony drug possession (and later for vandalism while Za was still in jail).

Lil Za was subsequently released from the Lost Hills Sheriff Station on Tuesday, Jan. 14, in Agoura, Calif., and the 19-year-old rapper took to Twitter to comment on the situation he finds himself in.

"Honestly, the media is making me someone I'm not. But only those in my shoes can relate. ... These ppl get paid to make you look bad," he tweeted on Thursday morning, and added, "Some stuff I've done has been wrong yes. but look at the position I'm in and the color of my skin. Cocaine? Really? All this time I was home in tx nobody gave a f--k about what Za is doing ..soon as he gets to La he's all over the news."

In regards to Lil Za's tweet in which he referred to his skin color, Lieutenant Thompson of the LASD tells E! News, "I normally don't respond to ludicrous statements. But you may want to ask the other five-six African-Americans who weren't arrested. There was no racism involved."

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Meanwhile, Bieber's pal Kylie Jenner came to the singer's defense in regards to the entire ordeal.

Kylie retweeted a tweet, which read, "Thousands of tax payers dollars were just WASTED by sending 12 ARMED officers with GUNS DRAWN in Justin Bieber's home to search for Eggs."

She further clarified her feelings on the controversy, admitting she feels empathetic for her pal. "I feel strongly. Just because I know when we're in positions like that," the brunette beauty told E! News. "And I just feel like people feel like they have the opportunity to, like, kind of mess with you just because of your status."

"So, I don't know, I feel strongly," she continued. "What are you raiding his house for, to find eggs?"

Bieber, who has not been connected to the drugs found in his mansion, has been accused of egging his neighbor's home on Thursday, Jan. 9. If the performer is found guilty, he could be charged with a felony, due to the extensive damage on the home.