News: Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator Dragged Into Messy Justin Bieber Crime
Saturday, Jun 1, 2013 2:20PM
Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator is now reportedly being tagged to reports this week of pop star Justin Bieber recklessly driving on Memorial Day in California.
The latest twist in Bieber's messy, and complicated, incident surfaced online Saturday (June 1).
Justin Bieber's security people have told cops ... they have video showing that Tyler, the Creator -- NOT JUSTIN -- was behind the wheel at the time the car was being recklessly driven on Memorial Day ... this according to law enforcement sources. Here's the problem -- if Justin really was the one who was recklessly driving, the security people could be part of a conspiracy to hang Tyler out to dry. TMZ posted video of Keyshawn Johnson Friday ... in which Keyshawn says he saw Justin behind the wheel of his Ferrari in the driveway of his gated community. We're told 3 other witnesses also saw Justin behind the wheel. (TMZ)
Bieber has reportedly stood behind his claim of not being the reckless driver.
Keyshawn tells TMZ ... when he confronted Justin in his garage ... Justin said he wasn't driving during the wild ride and got into the driver's seat in the driveway to park the car into the garage -- which is a tricky maneuver in a low-riding vehicle. As for the video ... law enforcement sources say it has not been turned over to cops -- at least not yet. (TMZ)
The reckless driving accusations turned into a hot story earlier in the week.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013: Police visit the singer's home in response to calls complaining about his alleged reckless driving within the gated community. Wednesday, May 29, 2013: E! News reveals that Bieber's neighbor NFL star Keyshawn Johnson confronted the singer during his speedy driving incident days prior and had originally placed a call to the cops. Wednesday, May 29, 2013: Despite being under the spotlight for his driving, the "Beauty and a Beat" singer took some time to post a reflective selfie on his Instagram account with the caption reading, "My vision is enormous." (E! Online)
A couple years ago, Tyler talked about his admiration for the Biebs.
"I met Justin back in February. He's a cool kid and sh--," Tyler told MTV News. "When I got in there, he was talkin' about the 'Yonkers' video and sh--. It was weird, because I was sitting here starstruck, like, 'Oh, f---, it's Bieber. He's asking me questions.' I'm like, 'Shut the f--- up so 'I' can talk to 'you'.' ... I just want to make '90s R&B, like break beats, hard drums with pretty chords and sh--," Tyler said of the type of track he'd make for Justin. "I really want to do that. Like, I be listening to Brandy or the first three Mary J. [Blige] albums and sh-- and Faith [Evans] and Zhané and sh--. That sh-- is awesome." (MTV)