Justin Bieber has certainly been living it up in California since his return to the U.S. after completing his exhausting My World Tour. On Thursday night, he took his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, on a date to Costa Mesa’s La Cave club and ended up onstage duetting Come Home to Me with his friend Ernie Halter. Earlier today, the Biebs found himself stranded on the streets of downtown L.A. when the battery died in his car.
Ordinarily, a dead car battery wouldn’t be news–even when the driver is Justin Bieber. What makes this story interesting is the kind of car the teen dream was driving. Apparently, the Biebs had been hanging out all morning with Rob Dyrdek at his Fantasy Factory, admiring all the “cool cars.” He decided to take one of them for a test ride. And the car he selected for his joy ride was cool indeed. Painted a bright purple which, as all true beliebers know, is Justin Bieber’s favorite color, it sported his initials, JB, painted in big bright silver block letters on the hood. The T-Rex Justin received as a gift from Rob Dyrdek.
Alas, the Biebs’ joy ride turned out to be a short one. The battery died and Justin had to call for help. A replacement car was promptly sent out to him. According to TMZ, he “didn’t have to wait too long for help to arrive… [because] the Biebs does not like to be kept waiting.”
That’s probably true. No one likes to be kept waiting for very long. However, lest anyone misunderstand that quote and interpret it as just another example of the teen idol’s “brat-like” behavior, nothing could be further from the truth. Anyone who knows the City of the Angels also knows that downtown L.A. is not the kind of place where you want to hang out on the street. Even if you’re Justin Bieber. Or perhaps, especially if you’re Justin Bieber.