On Friday, the 19-year-old posted a side-by-side of himself leaving police custody in Miami riding on the top of an SUV and that of Jackson, also on the top of a car, outside a Santa Monica courthouse after he pleaded not guilty to child-molestation charges.
Under the photos, he quoted a Jay Z lyric from 2003’s The Black Album, “What More Can I Say.” “What more can they say,” he wrote in reference to Jay. The Instagram marks the first time Bieber has publically addressed his arrest Thursday morning when he was taken into police custody on suspicion of DUI, resisting arrest nonviolently and driving on an expired license. He was later released on $2,500 bail.
Prior to the Instagram, Bieber’s inner circle has already commented on Thursday’s arrest, including manager Scooter Braun, as well as his father, Jeremy Bieber. Both of them offered their support to the pop star during the scandal.
“I can protect my kids, but I can’t protect them from you and your lies. Believe in the truth not in the lies of the enemy. #reallife,” he wrote, referencing a report that suggested he was with Bieber when he was arrested. Regardless of whether or not he was, Jeremy had been spotted in Miami with Bieber prior to the incident, during which he was drag racing down the streets of Miami.
Braun tweeted, “@justinbieber love you and i will act in the manner of someone who truly cares. that is all I have to say. thanks for all those concerned.”