Justin Bieber has allegedly been charged with a misdemeanor crime after illegally spray painting a wall in Rio De Ginero, Brazil.
Bieber, the 19-year-old Canadian crooner, insists that he did not know spray painting the wall was a crime which he could be fined for, according to TMZ reports. Although painting buildings in the Brazilian city could be punishable for up to a year in jail, Bieber has already left the country with sources close to the singer telling TMZ that he was not aware of his actions being a crime.
The news comes after Bieber attempted to support troubled singer Chris Brown in the form of graffiti art, calling for the latter's freedom. During the South America part of his "Believe" tour last week Bieber spray painted an arrow on a street wall in Columbia with the words "Free Breezy" written on the inside.
Brown, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter, was taken to a rehabilitation center one day after being released from a Washington D.C. jail where he spent 36 hours. The singer was arrested after he was accused of breaking the nose of Parker Isaac Adams, 20, who allegedly attempted to sneak into a photograph that Brown was taking with two women, according to E! News reports.
Last September Bieber let it be known that he and Brown collaborated on the former's skateboard ramp called a "half pipe." Brown is a graffiti artist as well as a singer, and spray painted some characters on Bieber's half pipe which the latter showcased on Instagram.
"Breezy spray painted my half pipe," Bieber captioned the Instagram photograph. "He's super dope."
Earlier this year, Brown revealed that he identified with Bieber and was praying for his fellow entertainer. Bieber has been making headlines for alleged reckless driving habits, aggressive behavior and marijuana use for months.
After assaulting girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, Brown has overcome his own share of media scrutiny and spoke about identifying with how 19-year-old Bieber is feeling.
"It's sort of what Justin Bieber is going through right now. It's a case like how I feel," Brown said during a previous appearance on New York City radio station Power 105.1. "It's being young, having limitless amount of income to do whatever you feel and at the same time there's nobody to say 'hey bruh you're looking bad right now.'"