Sunday 19 November 2017

I didn't meet Bieber - president

Justin Bieber courted controversy throughout his tour of Latin America (AP)
Justin Bieber courted controversy throughout his tour of Latin America (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 Bieber'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 Bieber'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.

Bieber angered Argentines by abandoning a concert after less than an hour and not showing up for a photo-oportiunity that some fans paid hundreds of dollars extra for. The singer's manager, Scooter Braun, said Bieber 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 Bieber 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.

AP

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