Justin Bieber celebrated his 17th birthday by shopping and dining with girlfriend Selena Gomez, though he made the most headlines by flipping off a group of paparazzi. The Bieb also gave a nosey camerawoman a shove while at a 7-11 store after she got within inches of Justin and Selena. Afterward, the Canadian pop singer took to his Twitter account (@justinbieber) to apologize for his middle finger salute, writing:
Had a great birthday and at the end of the night we got surrounded by paps and I reacted in a way I know better. I’m sorry #killthemwithkindness
It’s not always easy but I know better than to react in anger.
On a better note I need to say THANK YOU to my fans. We raised over 40k for @charitywater for my birthday. We together #madeachange
Life has it’s ups and downs but you guys are always there for me. I will make my mistakes but I promise to continue to grow with you and try to do right
So thank you for a great birthday and an amazing gift of charity to help others. Another year but still the same kid. Still grateful. #makeachange
The lady in the store was paparazzi not a fan. I would never mistreat my fans. I’ll never change. I’ll always be the same. #ipromise
Watch the 7-Eleven incident at x17video.com.