Justin Bieber Released After Detainment, Grilling at LAX

Justin Bieber Released After Detainment, Grilling at LAX

Embroiled Canadian heartthrob Justin Bieber has been released after being held and questioned for close to four hours by authorities at a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol area Thursday on his way back from Asia, according to the Hollywood Reporter

Detainment by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is standard procedure for non-citizens and foreign nationals upon entering the U.S. if they have allegedly committed a prior crime.

Bieber was returning from Japan, where he was on a publicity tour that seemed to do more harm than good to his already-tainted image. The young star snapped an Instagram photo of himself in front of a controversial WWII monument honoring designated Japanese war criminals. He apologized afterwards, but the damage was already done and the Japanese were offended.

The 20-year-old pop singer has had a string of legal troubles. However, he does not appear to be at risk for deportation despite a petition to the White House in January requesting that and the revoking of his green card.

Bieber is awaiting trial for driving under the influence in Miami and for a misdemeanor assault case in Toronto. Additionally, he is being investigated in Los Angeles County for vandalism following an incident in Calabasas, where he allegedly egged a neighbor’s home in January.