Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Justin Bieber's party pal Lil Za 'refuses to move out of star's LA mansion despite drugs possession arrest'
A Lil Twist in the tale: Justin Bieber's rapper friend Za, real name Xavier Smith, has not been kicked out of his Los Angeles home it has emerged
It was claimed the Baby star's handlers, including manager Scooter Braun, decided he had to go after the police raid earlier this month, and that he had actually already moved on.
But according to TMZ this is not the case, and in fact he has not the slightest intention of leaving and is not being made to live elsewhere.
While Za, real name Xavier Smith, was spotted at a hotel near the singer's house immediately after the arrest, sources say this was because he was visisting his mother.
She had flown in from Texas after his drugs arrest and decided she would rather stay at a hotel instead of Justin's party house.
Mummy's boy: He had actually been spotted at a nearby hotel as he had been visiting his mother, seen here with him as they left the establishment on Sunday
The hip hop hopeful's other half Atifa Barwany had also flown out to pay him a visit.
While Za is enjoying his time at the 19-year-old's home the singer is enjoying a relaxing retreat away from his worries in Panama.
He is being persecuted by the Miami DA's office on charges of DUI, driving with an expired licence and resisting arrest without violence following an alleged drag racing incident last week.
Model Milyn Jensen, who had a fling with Justin in December 2012, claimed he had become friends Za and another rapper, Lil Twist, in an attempt to change his public persona, but it backfired.
In bed with his boys: Justin has struck up an extremely close friendship with Lil Za and Lil Tiwst
She said: ''They are the bad influence. They took advantage of his desperation to shed his 'cheesy pop star' image.
''I've been friends with these guys for a long time. When I ask them how Justin is they always say he's fine, he just gets down about all the attention. I think he uses weed [marijuana] as an escape.'
Justin was said to have previously thrown both of them out of his house in September last year after expensive jewellery went missing while they were house-sitting for him when he was on tour.
No wonder he wants to stay: Justin's mansion in the posh Calabasas area beats his mother's bedroom any day