And that was only the latest in a series of incidents that has a friend close to Justin Bieber worried.
A source close to the 22-year-old singer told ET that Justin’s state of mind has been deteriorating due to the constant stress of being publicly scrutinized.
‘He feels like people forget that he is a human being and needs privacy. Him writing those social posts about the ‘no photos etc…,’ that is him just being overwhelmed,’ said the source.
TMZ reported a video of Bieber, shot shortly after 11 PM, outside his hotel in downtown Cleveland — he was face-to-face with the guy, who threw a light blow at Justin’s head. That’s when Justin uncorked a blow right to his face … and then it’s on!
The pop sensation has been very vocal lately about his feelings towards fans and being treated ‘like a zoo animal’ when approached for photos.
It’s unclear what started the scrap. Bieber was in town for the game 3 of the NBA Finals, and was wearing a Cleveland Cavaliers shirt … so it could be post-game trash talk. Also, witnesses say Bieber was getting peppered with requests for photos.