UPDATE: The main claiming to have fought Bieber in Cleveland has since taken to Facebook to talk about the incident and said that it was all over asking for an autograph. As of right now, it’s hard to say if this was for sure the guy who fought Bieber, but you can see what he said in the video posted by TMZ below.
Justin Bieber apparently had a very serious disagreement with an unnamed individual Wednesday night in Cleveland. Footage obtained by TMZ shows Bieber outside a hotel in downtown Cleveland taking a blow to the head, then promptly returning the favor with a solid hit of his own. Then, as is so often the case, a full-on mini-brawl breaks out.
The footage was reportedly taken just after 11 p.m., with Bieber in town for game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Purpose behind the dispute, according to TMZ’s sources, currently remains unclear. Maybe some playful trash talk quickly turned to some decidedly less playful physical blows? No clue. It’s also currently unclear what prompted Bieber to attend the game, but he was seen during and before the game rocking some Cavs gear. If you remember, back in April, Bieber performed in Cleveland and actually predicted that the Cavs would win the title. So it appears he was just following up on his pick before things got completely out of hand. Bieber later responded to the fight on Instagram, writing that there wasn’t a scratch on him after the fight.
Way back in 2014, a much simpler time, Bieber was reportedly caught up in a similarly confusing dispute with actor Orlando Bloom. That disagreement, which took place at a restaurant in Ibiza, reportedly ended with Bloom throwing a missed punch just before Bieber dipped. We’ve reached out to Bieber’s peeps and will update when we hear back.