Is Justin Bieber's rapper friend Lil Twist leading singer astray after singer photographed 'smoking cannabis'?
Justin Bieber was photographed allegedly smoking cannabis. But some sources close to the situation believe the singer's rapper friend Lil Twist may be proving a bad influence on the teen singer. Lil Twist, real name Christopher L. Moore, was at the Newport Beach hotel room last week where Justin, 18, was snapped smoking on a suspicious-looking cigarette. Bad influence? Sources close to Justin Bieber fear Lil Twist is leading the singer astray Bad influence? Sources close to Justin Bieber fear Lil Twist is leading the singer astray TMZ.com claims the 19-year-old rapper was the one rolling blunts for Justin and their colleagues during the evening party on January 2. It is also alleged no one seemed to mind the photographs being taken, despite security being present. Sources say the two teens have become close in recent weeks and claim they have smoked together on several other occasions. What's he smoking? Lil Twist was at the hotel room when Justin was photographed allegedly smoking marijuana What's he smoking? Lil Twist was at the hotel room when Justin was photographed allegedly smoking marijuana A look at Lil Twist's Twitter page shows his profile photo shows him smoking a suspicious-looking cigarrete giving off a lot of smoke. They even celebrated New Year's Eve together by popping champagne bottles in Mexico, where they're both of legal drinking age. Twist was the one driving in Justin's white 458 Italia Ferrari on New Year's Day when he was pulled over by police on the I-405 off ramp in Los Angeles. Freelance photographer Chris Guerra was tailing the Ferrari when it was pulled over and got out of his own vehicle to take photographs. Likes a smoke: Lil Twist's Twitter profile photo suggests he likes smoking... something Likes a smoke: Lil Twist's Twitter profile photo suggests he likes smoking... something He was fatally struck by another car after police told him repeatedly to return to his vehicle. Meanwhile, Justin was believed to have spent most of the day at the Four Season's Hotel, the only time leaving to go to Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles in Hollywood for lunch. Though Justin didn't address the marijuana incident directly, his series of Twitter admissions early on Saturday morning were telling enough. He wrote: 'Everyday growing and learning. trying to be better. u get knocked down, u get up. 'I see all of u. i hear all of u. i never want to let any of you down. i love u. and..thank u. #beliebers.' Party pals: Lil Twist and Justin seen getting ready to see in 2013 in Mexico Party pals: Lil Twist and Justin seen getting ready to see in 2013 in Mexico