8 January 2013 5:53 PM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Justin’s Bff Lil’ Twist has taken a lot of heat after controversial photos of the Biebs holding a suspicious cigarette at a party in Newport Beach, CA on Jan. 2. But Justin is defending his friend — he’s more upset over another friend who sold the photos for $25,000! Read on for all the details.

When photographs surfaced of Justin Bieber in a Newport Beach, CA hotel room smoking a suspicious-looking cigarette, taken on Jan. 2, there was quite a bit of controversy, naturally. With allegations that Justin’s good friend Lil’ Twist, along with his brother, was rolling the cigarettes and passing them out, the rapper has been blamed for his pop star buddy’s involvement! Fair or not, Justin has risen to his pal’s defense!

Shortly after the scandal broke, Justin, 18, tweeted at his buddy, “Member u were in the baby video @liltwist. we’ve been good friends for A Long time. »

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