Thursday 21 September 2017

I didn't meet Bieber - president

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber performs during his Believe world tour (AP)
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber performs during his Believe world tour (AP)

Mexico's president has denied a tweet by Justin Bieber saying the singer met with the president and his family prior to a show.

It was the latest sour note in Justin's controversy-filled Latin American tour.

President Enrique Pena Nieto's office put out a tweet that read "Presidenciamx denies meeting between President EPN with the singer justinbieber."

That was a response to a tweet from Justin's official account saying "just met some amazing mexican beliebers and the presidente of mexico and his familia."

The 19-year-old pop sensation faces two criminal complaints and demands for refunds in Argentina, in addition to trouble with police for allegedly spraying graffiti in Brazil.

Justin angered Argentines by abandoning a concert after less than an hour and not showing up for a photo-opportunity that some fans paid hundreds of dollars extra for. The singer's manager, Scooter Braun, said Justin came down with food poisoning after a concert on Saturday, and despite eight hours of intravenous fluids, insisted on trying to do Sunday's concert against doctors' advice.

One Argentine lawyer is accusing Justin of sending bodyguards to attack a photographer outside a Buenos Aires nightclub.

Another accuses him of defiling the national symbol by dragging two Argentine flags off stage with his feet and a microphone stand before 45,000 "beliebers" during the first of two concerts in River Plate stadium.

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