27-year-old Lil Twist was a member of Justin Bieber‘s posse in the early-2010s. Justin recently admitted to
appropriating being inspired by and benefitting from black culture. Well, that may go deeper than we realize. While doing promo for his WeTV series, Growing Up Hip Hop, Lil Twist revealed that while he was rolling with The Biebs, he was used by Justin’s management team to take the fall for drug charges.
Page Six says that Justin was on radio host Mina SayWhat’s podcast Mina’s House, and she asked him about his former friend Justin. And Twist had things to say. He suggested that Justin’s team was awful to him. Cut to Scooter Braun gasping because he’s never mistreated anyone ever. He said they had their “metaphorical knee” on his neck for years–obviously referencing George Floyd who was murdered by police. Twist said he “took that heat” for weed charges and such.
“If they would have put weed charges on Justin in his early career. It would have been bad on him. So I got a call one day saying, “Twist, do you really love this kid?” I said, “Yes.” They said, “Cool, if you love him then you can take the heat for him because you can come off a little weed charge. You’re associated with Lil Wayne. You’re a rapper.”“
He called the friendship a “gift and a curse” because he got exposure but also it gave him a bad name. Twist also sort of took credit for Justin’s music style and said he introduced Justin’s current producer Poo Bear. I wouldn’t take responsibility for Yummy, Twist.
During their friendship, Justin egged a neighbor’s house and peed in a mop bucket and was arrested for a DUI in 2014. And Twist was arrested in 2013 twice while in Justin’s cars and also allegedly had a huge weed-filled party at Justin’s mansion. Twist said sometimes he wouldn’t even be at the scene of the crime and would still get blamed:
“It got to a point where I didn’t even have to be there at times and they were putting it, “Twist did it, Twist did it, Twist did it,”… It became overwhelming.”
A source told Page Six Justin doesn’t remember doing anything of the sort:
“Justin and Twist don’t have a relationship anymore, Justin wishes Twist well and finds these comments unfortunate and completely untrue.”
But Twist gave another statement on the matter, sticking to his story:
“While promoting my TV show, the subject of certain events with Bieber were brought up, and in the spirit of being authentic, I felt it a disservice to my fans and the general public to not be completely transparent about my experience. I believe that if you truly support the Black Lives Matter movement, Black people, and Black culture, your actions have to reflect that.”
This is interesting because in 2014 Lil Za–who lived at Justin’s house–was arrested and booked for charges related to drugs found at the house. Hmmm, do we think another “Lil” took the fall for Justin?
I’m sure this goes beyond even actual crimes. I wonder what else Lil Twist took the fall for. “Who made this doodie on the stairs?!” Scooter Braun shouted, looking to Justin. Justin’s finger shot up, pointed right at Lil Twist, “He did!”
Here’s a piece of Twist’s interview: