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Justin Bieber: 'Bucket incident was blown out of proportion'

Troubled pop star Justin Bieber is still convinced he did nothing wrong by urinating in a mop bucket in a restaurant kitchen.

The Baby star hit headlines in 2013 when footage which showed him relieving himself in the food preparation area in a New York City restaurant emerged online.


It came at a bad time for Justin as his behaviour was already under scrutiny, amid reports of nightclub scuffles, legal troubles and disputes with his California neighbours.


However, Justin is adamant he did not deserve criticism over the incident and still cannot understand what he did wrong.


"Honestly, I think the p**sing in the bucket wasn't as big as people made it seem," he tells Complex magazine. "Imagine, you hear that f**king Ozzy Osbourne p**ses backstage. Immediately, 'Oh, he's a freaking rock star!' As soon as I do it, 'He's being a brat.' Dude, what is bratty about p**sing in a bucket? I had to go p**s - we all have to pee... The bathroom was like on the other side.. It wasn't like I was being disrespectful. I feel like that was pretty ostracizing - bigger than it should've been."


During the interview, Justin also opens up about his brush with police in Florida a year later (14) when officers stopped him on suspicion of drag-racing.


He later pleaded guilty to charges of careless driving and resisting arrest and was sentenced to anger management counselling and ordered to hand over a series of fines.


But Justin is adamant the arrest was nothing but a publicity stunt.


"The police, they just wanted press; they wanted attention. I never was speeding; I never was drag racing," he explains. "The cop supposedly wanted to be famous for arresting celebrities, and someone had heard him say that prior to that... I wasn't drinking... I might have had a beer earlier in the day or something... I was just like, Oh they're trying to get me right now at any cost.


"I went in (to jail), and I'm telling you that 24 hours sucked. It was really cold. That was the worst part about it... It's freezing; it's uncomfortable; there are people in there you just don't want to be around."


However, Justin is adamant all the inmates he met during his night in jail fully supported him: "I had people who were yelling at me. They were saying, 'Bieber! We f**k with you, bro! We love you! Aye! Keep your head up, bro!' It was kind of funny to hear that, especially from cats in jail."