Lil Twist a Bad Influence on Justin Bieber?

The Young Money rapper is being blamed for wrecking the pop stars wholesome image.

Posted: 01/07/2013 12:45 PM EST
Lil Twist; Justin Bieber

Is Lil Twist the devil on Justin Bieber's shoulder?

After the teen pop phenom was recently photographed smoking a blunt, rumors are circulating that his blossoming friendship with the Young Money rapper has been a "negative influence."

Bieber and Twist, both 18, have been friends for years and have said they are working on a mixtape together. Last week, Twist was pulled over while driving Bieber's Ferrari when a paparazzo was killed in traffic trying to snap photos of the incident.

As for Bieber's blunt controversy, TMZ reports that Twist was the one who rolled it for him. The two young men were also seen partying together on New Year's Eve.

On Twitter, the Biebs recently addressed those who expressed concern over his weed smoking.

"Everyday growing and learning. Trying to be better," he wrote. "U get knocked down, u get up. I see all of u. I hear all of u. I never want to let any of you down. I love u."

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