1. Believe Tanked at the Box Office
A second foray into the full-length documentary world didn’t go so well for Bieber. The Christmas Day premiere failed to break the top 10 at the box office and made just $1.2 million on opening day. This is a far cry from his film Never Say Never ‘s $30 million opening weekend.
2. Brazilian Graffiti Incident
Earlier this year while in Brazil the young crooner took pictures of himself in the act of vandalizing a local hotel in Rio de Janeiro. He had been cleared by officials to spray paint on a designated graffiti wall in the Morro de Vidigal but Justin took it upon himself to put up his art in other parts of the city.
3. Kicked Out of a Chicago Nightclub
Even though the legal drinking age in Canada is 19, Biebs is still not legal to drink in the US. This past summer Justin was kicked out of Chicago’s Bodi nightclub by local police for drinking underage and the club was fined for serving him and his crew.
4. The Alleged Spitting Drama
Justin had his fair share of un-friendly encounters this year and one of the more shocking incidents was when he allegedly spit on his next-door neighbor! The LA County District Attorney’s office was at one point pushing for criminal battery charges to be pressed against the singer in regards to this incident.
5. The Selena Breakup
What started out as a whirlwind, teen power-couple romance ended in not one but two different messy breakups. With accusations of Justin’s infidelity and immature antics, Selena Gomez definitely came out on top after the end of this high-profile Hollywood relationship.
6. Monkey Trouble
Justin adopted a pet capuchin monkey that he took with him overseas for the German leg of his tour in March of 2013. The monkey was confiscated by customs agents upon entering the country. In May of 2013, after the singer failed to provide health documents for the monkey it was re-homed in a German wildlife park.
7. Anne Frank
In April 2013 Justin visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. During his visit he wrote a controversial note in the museums guest book stating that he hoped Frank “would have been a Belieber.” Although representatives form the museum found his note to be quite innocent there was a large media backlash.
8. Paparazzi Altercation
During a visit to London in March of 2103 Bieber was involved in a heated altercation with a photographer that was caught on tape. Justin was recorded threatening the photographer and later took to Twitter to express that he was having a “really rough week”.
9. Graffiti Incident 2.0
While on tour in Australia earlier this year the singer was once again in the hot seat regarding his spray painted “art work” in Queensland. He took to his Instagram account to show of his work on the exterior walls of the hotel he was staying at. While the hotel claimed they were fine with the graffiti the Mayor of Surfer’s Paradise found it to be in breach of local law.
10. Retirement Rumors
Justin announced via his Twitter on Christmas Eve 2013 that he would be retiring from music. He went on to Tweet a message of forgiveness through Christ. It was later revealed that it was just an elaborate “joke” and Justin has no plans to retire at the age of 19. Looking back at the last few years for Bieber, it may be time to at least consider a brief hiatus.