Justin Bieber acts like a whiny baby in newly released deposition tapes

Justin Bieber

I’m not surprised by this story at all. It honestly wouldn’t be a big deal if Justin Bieber hadn’t turned it into one. The swaggy one was forced to give out-of-court testimony at a Miami deposition in a civil suit involving his bodyguard beating up a photog. TMZ got ahold of the depo tapes, and this kid is as big of an a-hole as we all expected. We alreday talked about how Biebs stormed out in a huff when he was asked about Selena Gomez: “Don’t ask me about her again.” Then he ripped off his mic and left the building.

Who knows why asking Bieber about Selena is even relevant to the case? The lawyer tried to link Justin’s feelings about Selena to their prior discussions about paparazzi. I think they’re trying to bring up the hilarious 2012 incident where Justin got into a physical altercation with a pap. They lawyers also asked him about his discussions with Scooter Braun about paps, and the response was “No, this seems like a 16 minute interview.

Bieber threw attitude during the entire discussion. He compared the lawyer’s questions to those of Katie Couric from 60 Minutes (?). He kept pointing at the lawyers and at one point, said, “I don’t have to listen to anything you have to say.” He claims Usher did not discover him. YouTube discovered him! Then Swag tried to say he was instrumental to his own success, but instead, it came out, “I was detrimental to my own career.

Here are all the tapes released by TMZ. It’s basically a parade of deep breaths, noisy water drinking, and lifted eyebrows. Team Swag is on the defensive, but nothing will come of this but uncomfortable laughter.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & WENN

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  1. keyboardcat says:

    “I don’t know. Have I ever been to Australia?”

    What a f*ing little bastard.

  2. Monie says:

    LOL. Looks like he is sitting in the principal’s chair. This guy…

    • Zigggy says:

      Haha- totally. At the same time, I do find it very concerning that these tapes, which should be confidential, are being released to the media. Especially the one of him urinating. If somehow I wound up in jail for a night I would be mortified if a video of me going to the bathroom became available for public consumption. Then again, I guess he did videotape himself peeing in a mop bucket.
      But yes- totally the badass teen in the principal’s office! lol

      • ORLY says:

        I don’t understand the American legal system at all. Why release these tape before a trial and or conviction. Also, they recorded him peeing? What?
        I think Beiber needs to be shaken up. I disagree with the release of tape until a person has had a trial.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I don’t understand both the “how” and the “why” behind releasing the jail tapes. How is it legal, and why would anyone think it is a good idea?

      • meryl says:

        maybe if he didn’t let his “friends” post video of him urinating in a restaurant this would be a problem. But cat is already out of bag.

      • A Different Kate says:

        Orly & Tiffany: This a deposition taken in a civil case. It isn’t a criminal case; it is over money. The depo tapes were released because, presumably, there isn’t a protective order in place preventing their release (which means Bieber’s attorney is a complete idiot for not insisting on a protective order, although he could’ve tried to get one and lost). The plaintiff released it to put heat on Bieber to pay him more money. It won’t influence the jury if this ever goes to trial because the potential jurors who have seen it will be stricken from the jury. And, no way Bieber’s attorneys lets this go to trial.

      • ORLY says:

        Thanks, A.D. Kate, that makes sense.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        A Different Kate, thanks for the info, that explains a lot about these videos.

        Do you have any thoughts on the Miami DUI police station videos? Those are the ones I am most confused about.

      • ol cranky says:

        Tiffany: the Florida jailhouse videos can be released as they’re considered part of the public record and will be part of the court case

      • Margo says:

        Remember legal trials, and this depo is part of his testimony – as part of discovery or the evidentiary hearing, which will determine issues at trial, are a matter of public record unless gagged by the judge in this case. It is a constitutional right to a public trial. If all criminal hearings were sealed, it is a slippery slope to closed and secret hearings and trials. That’s the reasoning behind public legal jurisprudence.

  3. ctkat1 says:

    Someday he’s going to be an adult, the fame and the 12 year old devoted fans and the money and the entourage will all be gone, and he’ll be sitting in a tract home somewhere wondering where it all went wrong. This video would be a good place for him to look, not for the lawsuit but for the way he is portraying himself. You have to grow a fan base if you want to be successful. He’s got the tweens/young teens, but who over the age of 18 is a Bieber fan? People in their 20s, people in their 30s, they’re laughing at him, not buying his albums or going to his concerts.


    • RN says:

      I have a 12 year old and a 10 year old who both despise Bieber, as do their friends. My daughter read the Rolling Stone article on him and said, “I knew he was an idiot.” I know he has a fan base; I just don’t know who they are or where they live.

      • Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

        I was thinking about this, slightly annoyed, and then it came to me: a lot of his fans are long-time Beliebers who have created a community–full of very real friendships–based on Bieber fandom. Relationships formed at awkward ages, times when their “real-life” peers seemed scary and intimidating. I’d bet a lot of them are staying “loyal” as much–if not more– in defense of a social circle that has brought comfort and company to their lives, as in Justin Bieber himself.

        It’s sad, but it makes sense.

      • gg says:

        Jackie’s right – Adding to that, the most fervent people in these groups tend to be socially awkward in a normal setting and might have trouble making/keeping friends in real life, which makes this twit seems even more appealing to them, so when they get online and obsess about their wee savior, everyone is on level ground. A lot of fanbases are like this I’ve discovered. In this respect I think it’s great that people around the world can connect.

        But this guy really blows me away with this head up his azz attitude. He is completely out of touch with the rest of the world. Never in my lengthy law career have I ever seen anyone act like this in a deposition.

    • Dimebox says:

      Yes! The tween fans he now has are going to age out, and there will be no one left. I continue to be shocked at any parent who provides money and transportation to his shows.

    • doofus says:

      While I’d like to agree on your assessment of his fans, I can’t help but think of the 40-50+ crowd who are Twi-hards and have “Edward” and “Jacob” plastered all over their house.

      There are at least SOME of those folks amongst the Bieber fan base, as gross as it may sound.

      However, I will agree that his fan base is dwindling…getting smaller every day, I think (and hope!).

    • MediaMaven says:

      Awwww, Baby Beebs…… You are your generation’s Vanilla Ice………..the most you can hope for at the end of this decade is your own show on HGTV…………you may want to take some of those free Saturday DIW workshops that Home Depot gives.

  4. Tracy says:

    Good grief. He is a bigger idiot than I originally thought.

  5. blue marie says:

    Did anyone expect anything different from him? The kid’s a sh-thead.

  6. Lindy79 says:

    The problem is, as long as he has stupid fans and people willing to pay money to see him/buy his crap then he will have a team of people around him feeding this attitude and acting like he’s not a complete and utter scrotebag.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I think his sales are tanking. His most recent album release didn’t do well and didn’t chart in many places (it was a compilation, though). His movie tanked as well. The money usually runs a few quarters behind public sentiment…it will catch up to him soon enough. I will be interested to see what his next tour would do, I am guessing he will be much less in demand.

      Hopefully his mentors can prevent him from opening up too many lines of credit, which is what many in his position want to do if they have fantasies of future money coming in.

  7. Anna says:

    It seems like Justin thinks everyone is going to watch this and think about how “cool” he looks.. it’s like he’s trying to imitate Lil Wayne’s (actual) hilarious deposition from a few years ago but Justin just comes across as a jerk.. I’m not surprised at all that he’s acting this way.
    The detrimental part made me laugh out loud, what an idiot LOL

  8. TX says:

    Haaaaaaaaaa this is amazing. His downfall will truly be something to behold.

  9. MonicaQ says:

    This reminds me of when my brother tried to run away from home with just some underwear and Yu-Gi-Oh cards yelling, “I don’t have to listen to you!” when I tried to tell him to do his homework.

    I laughed. For the record, he was 10, I was 19. He came back in an hour bitten up by mosquitoes and did his FCAT stuff. If Beiber wants to go to trial, this stuff is going to come up Lord B-bare, Swaggy Duke of Tantrums.

    • Erinn says:

      “Lord B-bare, Swaggy Duke of Tantrums” I love that.

      He IS acting like a spoiled child. Major case of never having to listen to the word no.

      • Lauren says:

        He is a spoiled and entitled brat. His parents must be so proud of their parenting.
        I just don´t get it. I mean there comes a time when all the excuses are used and you have to actually be a parent.

      • Bread and Circuses says:

        @Lauren To be fair, when he first came on the scene, Beiber struck me as a well-mannered and respectful boy. His mother did a good job with him (his father was out of the picture.)

        And then she lost control. He got swept away by endless touring, insane money, and intense fame, and now he’s on drugs and surrounded by liars, enablers, and parasites.

        If he talks to her, I doubt she can get through to him. I don’t think it’s fair to blame her.

  10. Kaye says:

    Well, he got one thing right: he WAS detrimental to his own career.

  11. TheCountess says:

    *falls over laughing*

    *composes herself, scrolls up to finish article*

    *falls over laughing again*

  12. Jaderu says:

    “He kept pointing at the lawyers and at one point, said, “I don’t have to listen to anything you have to say.” ”


    I try really really hard not to criticize other’s parenting but for f*** sake, anyone that allows their son or daughter to continue listening to, purchase music from or just generically give support to this little twat wrinkle should be horsewhipped.

    • Lindy79 says:

      Some simply won’t care/don’t bother to look at what their kids are into (like the ones who complained about Miley’s show) and some don’t have as much access to the internet or frequent sites like this so they don’t pick up on as much celeb news.
      I’m even surprised at how I know more than friends of mine do about stuff like this.

      Which probably says more about me than about them :/

    • portlandjan says:

      Hey Jussy, as long as your lawyers are trying to keep you out of jail and/or bankruptcy, guess what? They ARE the boss of you.

  13. Leslie says:

    I had NO IDEA he was this stupid. This poor, uneducated, out-of-control kid doesn’t live in the real world. He thinks no laws or rules apply to him. He’s above all that. What will he do when he goes through all his money? Those little Bieber fans of his won’t be around forever.

  14. Arock says:

    My 6 yr old niece once tried to runaway from home after my SIL told her she had to clean up her room. She sat in the driveway for almost an entire afternoon with the same look on her face and had almost the exact same air of obstinance. She’s nine now and when it’s brought up she laughs and says , “but I was a kid!”
    I kind of feel like that ” but he’s just a kid ” and then I quietly hope someone beats him with a bag of hammers.

  15. Hawkeye says:

    Is he actually mugging for the camera? Da fuq is that in aid of? Does he think sassing a lawyer and winking at the camera is going to help his overall case, in the courtroom and in life? All I could think when I watched this is that he thinks he’s on Candid Camera and found the hidden camera before anyone else did.

  16. some bitch says:

    He sounds high.

    Either way, what an idiot. Enjoy the last few seconds of your fifteen minutes, kid, because you’re in for an incredible fall.

  17. Mia4S says:

    “I was detrimental to my own career.” Hahahahaha! Stay in school kids, stay in school.

  18. mytbean says:

    Wow. This is just so sad.

    He’s clueless. He has zero respect for authority and doesn’t even have the common sense to pretend that he does – In deposition – On camera!

    I think part of this is his immature defensive reflex. He gives puppy dog eyes to the women (because that works with Mom, the pedo-bears and his tween fans) and turns on his sarcastic douche with the men because that’s what he thinks manly is.

    I hope she’s ready for motherhood because Salina is going to pick up the enabler roll form Mom and continue to raise him.

  19. Deanne says:

    When his lawyer stopped the deposition and escorted him away, it reminded me of a parent taking a tantruming child away for a time out. Justin Bieber is an arrogant, immature, ungrateful, little douche and his Mother should be ashamed of herself. She’s too busy writing books about what an amazing patent she is, spouting religious rhetoric and trying to start her own music career, to take her brat of a son to task.

  20. Aagje says:

    Blue Steel. That’s all I got after laughing my ass off for the entire length. (And I would have loved nothing more than to smash his head into said ‘film’ because yes, Justin, it’s a FILM!)

  21. Dizzybenny says:

    I’m going to go out on the limb here and say that this is probably fake!!!
    the questions are ridiculous, winking at the camera, saying he doesn’t remember being in Australia, is all too stupid to be true.
    If it is real, we now see why Lilo and her sorts get 2 days of jail.

    • Whoop says:

      I agree, this whole crap fest is fake. His PR team is trying the shed the teeny bopper image and groom him for his hip hop / rapper career. Hence, always trying (trying) to be a bad ass. Same with Selena. All of the sudden, she is a bad girl. They must have the same PR team.

  22. WickedSteppMom says:

    I haven’t even watched the videos yet because I can’t get past the first picture…somebody needs to get Baby Bieber to the potty, he has to tinkle!!

  23. emmie_a says:

    Wow — I totally expected this from Justin but what I’m surprised about is his handlers/lawyers. They really do enable him. I know he’s paying them and they have to sort of follow his lead but holy cr*p. Someone has to say ‘NO’ to him at some point and put him in line.

    • mytbean says:

      This is why a small part of me still feels sorry for kids who grow up in this bubble and stunned when any of them survive or grow into a seemingly normal adult. They aren’t just thoroughly enabled but many are also abused on the down low by so many of those that hire them.

      Their handlers and horrible role models are the ones who introduce them to every kind of upper and downer to cope with the stresses of the industry. With those ingredients I’m actually surprised that there aren’t more actors that go the way of Corey Haim, Gary Coleman, Dana Plato, and Judy Garland.

  24. sarah says:

    lololoh my god… i’ve read a bagillion rumors/reports of just how douchey he’d become recently but i did not know it was to this extent! And to have the audacity to act this way in a legal situation? He simply can’t face reality, and no one seems to be advising him 2 anyway… reckless.

  25. Whitney says:

    Wow, what a snot-nosed little turd-nugget.

  26. dorothy says:

    He’s on his way down the Vanilla Ice route and will have no one to blame but himself when it’s over.

    • TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

      He’s going to sink a lot further than Vanilla Ice; Vanilla Ice comes across decently in the interviews I’ve seen – this idiot is all kinds of repulsive, and he has little real talent to rescue his career – this is sacrilege but legends like James Brown were not choir boys, but they had loads of talent. This idiot has nothing to fall back on; exploiting the bad taste of tweeners and their parents has a shelf life.

      • Annie says:

        Agreed, TheOneandOnlyOnly. I saw the video of Vanilla Ice when he got caught out for plagiarism and grilled about it and although he’s snotty he’s still nowhere near Bieber levels of snottiness. Plus Vanilla seems to have grown up a ton since then – I believe he now actually has a “real job” of sorts these days, some sort of home decorating business and goes by his real name (Rob Van Winkle!!!). V.I always seemed to maintain *some* sort of grasp on reality and willingness to admit that teenybopper fame is very fleeting, Justin just won’t hear of it. When Justin falls, he’s gonna fall very, very hard.

  27. AskDesCamp says:

    If I’m the plaintiff’s lawyer, I’m doing a happy dance and positively salivating at the opportunity to present this video deposition to the jury. It is astonishing his lawyers did not pull him out for a break and kick some sense into his head. Instead, they enabled the behavior by objecting to the most basic of questions, which you DO NOT DO in a deposition.

    Bieber, your chances of settling just went to zero. Plaintiff’s counsel knows they have a golden noose for your bank account which you spun for yourself with your juvenile, snotty and disrespectful behavior in a court proceeding. And the judge is going to hate the sh*t outta you.

    Nice job, loser deluxe.

  28. Deb says:

    What’s that crap smeared on his upper lip? Did someone give him a Dirty Sanchez?

  29. Mika302 says:

    Agree he is an idiot…..and can’t stand him!! But what do Usher and Selena have to donwith the case?

  30. mollination says:

    The best part is that in HIS head he thinks this is the story of some baller criminal mastermind mobster who outsmarted the lawyers and stayed cool as a cucumber, but in reality it’s the story of an entitled little dumb twat who keeps making himself look stupider and stupider until it all comes to a beautiful crescendo with, “I was detrimental to my own career”. hahahahahahahaha. You can almost hear everyone holding in their laughter.

  31. Pers says:

    He seems high as f*ck and just a really sh*tty human being. Yuck.

  32. Emily C. says:

    He appears to think that camera = entertainment “news”. Anyone asking questions is a gossip writer, and everyone exists to cater to his ego. He’s beyond Lindsay Lohan territory at this point. I don’t think he knows what reality is.

  33. aquarius64 says:

    And Selena went back to this hot mess. Well, when Justin goes down and take Selena with him she has no one to blame but herself.

  34. Montréalise says:

    Wow. Just wow. I’d heard he is obnoxious, but I had no idea he is THIS obnoxious.

  35. MSV says:

    what a pathetic whinny a-hole douche bag who hides behind his barrage of bodyguards and lawyers and acts like he’s all that and thinks he’s above the law. would like to smack that little smug face of his hard.

  36. lisa2 says:

    It is such a shame he is not smart enough to play this game. His attorney is obviously inadequate or can’t control his client.

    Justin should have played this like he was in court. He should have appeared in a suit and tie. He should have been OVERLY respectful to the opposing attorney. Yes Sir, No Sir. He is not as smart as he thinks he is. It just goes to show Money doesn’t equal intelligence. it doesn’t bring with it class. it just shows the word the person you actually are.

    I think some of the questions were out of line. Not necessary to the case. But he isn’t smart enough to use that to his advantage.

    I would hope his fanbase would see him in a clearer way; but doubt it. They will say he is being picked on. I think that is one of the reasons Selena keeps going back; that and a lack of self respect.

  37. feebee says:

    Is Usher a confidant? Um…. I guess. (I’m guessing he’s guessing cos he has no idea what a confidant is).

    Ha, he thinks he’s on a stage, he thinks this is a PERFORMANCE.

    I hope no-one thinks all these negative reactions is anything to do with ‘tall poppy syndrome’ because if anyone’s actions deserved a full frontal slap down, it’s this guy’s.

  38. Tiffany :) says:

    Buzzfeed is cracking me up with their Bieber stories!

    “Who Said It: Justin Bieber Or A Baby Throwing A Tantrum?”
    “Justin Bieber Quotes As “New Yorker” Cartoons”

  39. Emdeedee says:

    What a disrespectful little prick! I am appalled at his behavior. I hope this goes viral and puts an end to his career once and for all. He does not deserve any of it based on this display. Grow the hell up

  40. Adrien says:

    My sister recently saw Justin in SXSW. She said he is tinier and thinner than expected and looked like an average neighborhood punk. Probably the reason why he overcompensate by looking and acting like a thug.

  41. rudy says:

    Justin baby is obviously PUMPED UP ON ROIDS.

    His body changed overnight. He is either overly aggressive or acts like a hormonal teenage girl. He has all the classic signs of steroid abuse.

  42. d says:

    So, so uneducated. That’s appalling. And it’s bizarre he just doesn’t seem to realize that it’s a LEGAL PROCEEDING that he’s sitting for, not some interview. He is severely out of touch with reality. I wonder if this dude will ever wake up and get a reality check? I hope show biz is taking note because this is what happens when you enable poor behaviour for the sake of money. Granted, he may not have been brought up right to begin with, but being in show biz and being surrounded by sycophants and slimey showbiz types 24/7 has created a monster. A wee, li’l one, but a monster nonetheless. Wow.

  43. Tiffany says:

    I hope Usher sees this, and realize that he needs to cash those checks faster.

  44. Pumpkin Pie says:

    I am willing to bet he never read a book in his whole life.

  45. Carolyn says:

    Yay. A baby Bieber photo on Celebitchy and Justin saying he is detrimental to his own career.

    I’m Australian and whilst the bit where he doesn’t remember if he went here didn’t annoy me…his quote about him making his own career did. Usher is cursing him somewhere.

    Bieber is totally uncool at my daughter’s school.

    You can’t make this stuff up. Jon Bon Jovi is laughing his head off somewhere “I told him….I told him”. As are the rest of us.

    See ya Bieber. We’ll see where you are in 5 years.

  46. Evi says:

    I want him to wake up one day and be told he is flat broke.

  47. K-Rock says:

    Whats that dirt above his top lip?

  48. jwoolman says:

    I imagine TMZ just paid the copying fees and filled out the form to get the tape. The only time confidentiality can be expected is conversations with your lawyer, your spiritual adviser, and if you’re a juvenile (under 18). Judge will put the lid on certain proceedings (divorce, child custody) but other than that- even jailhouse phone conversations, which are recorded, are considered public record and if you pay to have the tapes copied, they are yours. Hulk Hogan found that out the hard way, his conversations with his kid (who put his friend into a coma and permanent disability with his street racing) were public record and got into the media. You’re always warned you are being recorded before you start talking. I assume The Biebster’s lawyers told him this but the kid just didn’t listen. Or he did listen and decided he’d keep trying out his tough guy act.

    I agree that steroids could explain a lot, although boys can change a lot very quickly. If he did go on steroids, I hope people who kept sneering that he looked and sounded like a girl or called him a lesbian feel appropriately guilty. I never understood the mob blaming him for just looking and sounding like an adolescent, as half the human species does at one time or another. Also it’s a dis of the other half of the human species, as though it’s the worst thing in the world to resemble a girl in any way.

  49. Her Indoors says:

    Where’s Judge Judy when you need her?

  50. Onyx XV says:

    He gives new meaning to the term douchebag! And he’s also a moron. But I don’t know what I expected!