Back in 2013 — during his wild teenage years — the “What Do You Mean?” singer was charged for illegally spray-painting graffiti on the wall of a hotel in Brazil.
According to reports at the time, Bieber had permission from City Hall to paint at a nearby sports facility but chose a different location to avoid harassment from fans.
Photos of the singer, dressed in a red cap and camouflage trousers and holding a spray can, were published by O Globo newspaper, Brazil’s biggest news outlet, at the time of the incident.
In Brazil, it is a crime to deface buildings and is punishable by up to one year in jail or a fine. Police contested that Bieber did not have consent to tag the wall of the abandoned Hotel Nacional.
A statement released by Brazil’s civil police force back in 2013 said that Bieber had been charged with “defacing a building or urban monument by graffiti or other means.”