Who Is 'Crazy Khalil,' Justin Bieber's Drag-Racing Pal?
Khalil Sharieff, more commonly referred to by just his first name, was driving the red Ferrari that was drag racing Justin Bieber in his rented yellow Lamborghini early Thursday morning.
Who Is Khalil?
Prior to their arrests, Khalil had taken to Instagram to post pictures of the cars in which they allegedly raced in the residential Miami neighborhood. In one picture that has sinced been deleted, Bieber is shown in the passenger side of the Lamborghini, with model Chantel Jeffries at the wheel. "You know bizzle brought that lambo out,” he captioned it.
Khalil also posted a picture of himself with his hand on the wheel of the Ferrari.
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Khalil's Music Career
Khalil, like Bieber, makes his living as a singer – one far lesser known than the global pop star. The California native R&B singer signed to Def Jam Records back in 2008, but left the label in 2011, according to ABC News. He likely was connected with Bieber through Bieber’s friend Lil Twist, with whom Khalil has worked with on a number of tracks.
“Hey Lil Mama,” featuring Lil Twist, is likely Khalil’s biggest hit thus far, with over 6 million views on YouTube. His latest single “Stars,” came out last summer.
Justin Bieber Friends' Legal Troubles
Khalil, 19, was introduced to Bieber about a year ago and is just the latest pal of the pop star to find himself in trouble – while in his company. Last July, their mutual friend Lil Twist was arrested on suspicion of a DUI while driving one of Bieber’s car, according to Radio.com. Earlier this month, Lil Twist's brother and close Bieber friend Lil Za was arrested on drug charges at the singer’s Calabasas, Calif., mansion.
On Thursday morning, Khalil was booked on suspicion of a DUI. Unlike Bieber, however, he was not charged with resisting arrest or driving with an expired license.
– Chelsea Regan
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