Is Justin Bieber heading down a slippery slope?

Just days after having his name associated with the death of a photographer who was trying to snap photos of his car, new photos have surfaced of Justin with a huge blunt in his hand! The photos came from a Newport Beach, Calif., hotel room and don't look all that different from your average college dorm party, but plenty of his Beliebers expressed shock and concern over Twitter.

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The photos were first leaked by TMZ and several people close to Justin believe his new friend, rapper Lil' Twist, is becoming a bad influence on the singer. Sources say the pair have smoked pot together on numerous occasions. It's also been confirmed that the rapper was behind the wheel last week when Justin's car was pulled over and the photographer was killed snapping pics of the scene.

Although Justin hasn't directly addressed the photo, he took to Twitter over the weekend and told his fans, "I see all of u. I hear all of u. I never want to let you down...everyday growing and learning."

Do you think Justin is heading down the wrong path?

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