Pictures have surfaced of Justin Bieber at a Newport Beach party holding what appears to be a joint and seated near some empty beer bottles. Bieber is sitting on a couch talking and also walking around the room laughing, according to photos obtained by TMZ.

Others in attendance at the party included rapper Lil’ Twist, 19, who was supposedly rolling the joints. Lil’ Twist was also the person driving Bieber’s white Ferrari when it was pulled over last week, the same incident in which paparazzo Chris Guerra was hit and killed by a car while trying to photograph the incident.

The breach of privacy has been upsetting for Bieber and his management team, who in the future will place a disclaimer that photos of Bieber during certain portions of his free time will be property of Bieber, not those who took the photos, Entertainmentwise reports.

It is perhaps not surprising to see Bieber experimenting, if in fact that is what he is even doing. Still, it must be a bit of a jolt for Bieber fans who have followed him from the start. Marijuana or not, we are clearly transitioning from the Bieber who first blew up on the scene with “One Time.”

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