The 19-year-old pop singer was snapped leaving a notorious brothel in the red light district of Rio last night.
His minders went to great lengths to conceal his identity as he exited the brothel, covering him in a white sheet and spraying water at the photographers who had assembled outside, but the pop star was identified by his tattooed wrist.
His management insisted that he was there in error, thinking it was a private members club.
The Centauros club is located in the red light district of Rio where prostitutes charge €170 for 40 minutes. It has been rated as the number three best brothel in the world according to a men only website.
Bieber is reported to have spent three hours inside with a male pal, before they left accompanied by two women, trying to conceal their identities.
The foursome returned to Bieber’s hotel the Copacabana Palace.
The singer is on the Brazil leg of his Believe tour and was in the headlines already at the weekend when he stormed off stage because someone threw a water bottle at him.
The bottle knocked the microphone out of the hand of the singer, who looked into the crowd before turning and walking off without saying goodbye.
Teenage fans sat waiting for him to return for 30 minutes, but left disappointed when his entourage started packing the equipment away.
Earlier the Canadian star had caused consternation when he kicked a Brazilian flag which had been thrown onto a walkway through the crowd.
One reviewer said that the night had been “overshadowed by a few seconds of anger and immaturity”.
Bieber, who was kicking off the Brazil leg of his Believe tour, had already irritated fans by arriving an hour and 20 minutes late to the Anhembi Arena.
He was also more than three hours late for a meet and greet with fans who had paid up to £1,000 to spend a few seconds with him.