Justin Bieber was stopped by police who thought he’d stolen a pair of shoes
The 25-year-old singer saw the funny side when a cop was confused by his limited-edition off-white X Nike Air Max 90 sneakers – a collaboration with the sports brand and designer Virgil Abloh – and mistook the white zip tie looped through the laces for a security tag.
The Sorry singer showed the shoes on his Instagram Story and, tagging Virgil into his post, wrote: “Virgil, my god, bro. You freaking – you’re killing me, man!
“I just had a cop come up to me and ask me why I still had the security tag on my shoe. What the…
“I had to tell him, ‘Bro, it’s just fashion.’ I don’t know. He’s like, ‘It sure looks like a security tag.’
“I’m like, ‘Nah, bro, you can check it out.’ It looks like it though… but you’re getting me in trouble!”
The sneakers were released in January at a retail price of $160 (R2 300) but have been so in demand that they are being resold for around $600 (R8 800).
The encounter wasn’t the first time Justin spoke with police this week as on Tuesday, 26 March, a woman was arrested after barging into his hotel room in Laguna Beach, California
According to sources, the unnamed female had been partying and had been escorted out of the hotel earlier after she was found roaming the hallways but had returned for an unknown reason and walked straight into Justin’s room by mistake.
The Love Yourself singer is said to have remained calm and told the woman to leave before his security guards stepped in and held her until police arrived.
The female, who is in her late 30s, appeared to be drunk and was booked for trespassing.
Sources explained that the woman had visited guests at the hotel the night before and was staying in a room close to the one in which Justin was staying.
Author: BANG Showbiz