Justin Bieber Smokes a Cuban Cigar as Singer's Camp Says His Ego Is "Out of Control"

Pop star has been making headlines following the police raid at his home last week

By Alyssa Toomey Jan 22, 2014 8:15 PMTags
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Don't look to Justin Bieber's latest Instagram if you're looking for clues on the singer's whereabouts.

While the 19-year-old pop star most recently captioned a photo of himself smoking a cigar, writing, "I'm in Cuba, I love Cubans," which led many to believe the pop star jetted to the Caribbean, it's unclear if the pop star is indeed presently in Cuba (although technically he's in the clear, considering he's Canadian).  

The Biebs was last seen partying with pals Lil Za, Khalil and DJ Mauricio at a nightclub in Miami, before hitting up a local strip club, according to a source.

It should also be noted that "I'm in Cuba, I love Cubans" is a lyric from Jay Z's tune "Open Letter."  

Although smoking a cigar is entirely legal for the 19-year-old singer, the Instagram pic is somewhat eyebrow raising considering the photo comes on the heels of a police raid at the hitmaker's Calabasas, Calif. home on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 14 after authorities obtained a search warrant in order to look for any evidence linking the Biebs (or his friends) to the egg-throwing incident that took place on Thursday, Jan. 9.

The raid resulted in one arrest for Bieber's BFF Lil Za, who was arrested for felony drug possession (and later for vandalism while he was still in jail) after authorities found drugs "in plain view" in Za's room at the singer's L.A. mansion.


And despite rampant rumors that Justin's home was filled with drugs, the Los Angeles Sheriff reiterated to E! News earlier this week that police did not see any illegal substances in the Biebs' Calabasas home except for the drugs found in Lil Za's room.

But that doesn't mean those close to the superstar are not any less concerned for Bieber, and a source tells E! News that many in his camp are even encouraging the youngster to go to rehab.

"Justin's team has been encouraging him to go to rehab for a while," the source said. "He won't listen to his team."

Following the police raid, Bieber went to Aspen to snowboard with his pals. He also posted an Instagram video while playing hockey which he captioned, "Worried bout nothing."

"His ego has gotten out of control," the source continued. "Lil Za, Milk, and Lil Twist are particularly bad influences on him."

During a press conference last week, L.A. County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore told reporters that Bieber "has not been exonerated, nor has he been arrested" with regards to the ongoing egging investigation.