Justin Bieber Placed in Chokehold, Forced to Leave Coachella

AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer
AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer

INDIO, Calif., April 14 (UPI) — Justin Bieber was forced to leave the Coachella music festival April 12 after arguing with security minutes before rapper Drake hit the stage.

He reportedly left the festival after being placed in a chokehold.

The hotheaded singer, entourage in-tow, reportedly walked to the artist’s entrance of the stage where Drake was performing when they were allegedly stopped by security. Apparently, the area already hit highest capacity and they couldn’t come in, although TMZ reports that they had proper wristbands.

Bieber allegedly argued with security, claiming that there was no way he could stand in the general crowd, fearing he’d get bombarded by fans.

Bieber also claims to have voluntarily left the festival, and said that he was personally invited to the show by the rapper himself. Sources say he is considering taking legal action against the guards for the inconvenience.