Justin Bieber Hangs With R. Kelly, Is Lil Twist to Blame?

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

In a case of strange bedfellows, Justin Bieber has been hanging out with veteran crooner R. Kelly. The two were spotted via R. Kelly’s Instagram this weekend with the caption, “Just chillen this weekend with the homie @justinbieber.”

Several fans poked fun at the weird friendship on Twitter as a sign of Justin Bieber’s continuous bad boy image. Some even “blamed” Justin’s actions on his growing relationship with YMCMB’s Lil Twist. “So lil twist is a bad influence on justin bieber now” said one fan.

Earlier this year, TMZ reported sources shared that “JB and Twist have become tight … and have been smoking [pot] together on a number of other occasions.” The same sources are apparently “deeply concerned that Twist has become a powerful negative influence in his life and feel very strongly Justin needs a clean break from the rapper or else bad things are going to happen.”

Bad things like R. Kelly?