Smashing time: Bieber misbehaves at hotel in a fit of jet lag

2013-05-11 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Pop star Justin Bieber was reportedly a handful during his stay at the One&Only hotel in Cape Town, crashing a golf cart while playing bumper cars with his entourage.

eNCA reported that hotel staff confirmed that Bieber, with his mother Patti Mallette, had been staying with them since Tuesday and ordered water cannons and PlayStation games to be sent to his suite.

Bieber (19) also requested that the pool area be closed off and accessed exclusively by him and his crew.

A staff member of the One&Only’s customer care, who did not want to be named, said: “[Bieber] and his bodyguards used the carts to play bumper cars in the basement. He mis­behaved a bit on the first night. I think it was the jet lag coming from Dubai.”

Corey Gamble, who is Bieber’s production A&R co-ordinator, confirmed the incident to eNCA: “Yeah, it happened, I had to pay for it myself … It’s got his custom scratches on it now.”

Dedicated Bieber fans, who call themselves Beliebers, were seen camping outside the hotel at the V&A Waterfront on the off chance they might catch a glimpse of their idol.

Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, said the pop star left Cape Town after performing to a 65 000-strong sold-out audience at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday.

Hotel staff confirmed that Bieber was in fact on safari, and would not be returning to Cape Town. 

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