Pop — April 14, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Justin Bieber just got dragged out of Coachella… in a choke hold!


bieber drake It seems there was just as much action happening off the stage during Drake’s performance at Coachella yesterday as there was on it. Justin Bieber was allegedly put in a chokehold by security before being thrown out of the Californian festival and he’s not happy about it.


According to tabloid site TMZ, Bieber and his entourage arrived at the artists’ entrance to see Drake’s show after hanging out with friends across much of the festival. Despite having the proper credentials and an invitation from Drake himself to watch his performance from the side of stage, event security refused to allow Justin access to the area, saying that the area was already at capacity.


The website reports that Coachella security staff were insistent that the Canadian pop star leave, despite his protestations that there was no way he could watch from the general admission area as he would be mobbed by concert goers. Neither side backed down and an argument ensued.


“Coachella security came up from behind and put Bieber in a chokehold”


A festival staff member then offered to escort Bieber and his security detail into the location, taking the 22 year old by the arm and walking him and his team inside. From there, according to TMZ, “Coachella security came up from behind and put Bieber in a chokehold” and an argument erupted between the two security camps.


Bieber was ordered to leave the festival but sources close to Bieber have maintained that Bieber left the festival voluntarily. It has been reported that he and his camp are now exploring the possibility of legal action against the Coachella security.


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It seems the only positive about the whole incident is that Biebs didn’t have to witness Madonna accosting Drake’s face from any closer than he needed to be.


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