This is a new low — even for Justin Bieber! On May 5, the singer rented a local rickshaw for a ride on the Venice Beach boardwalk, and was a less than pleasant passenger.
In an exclusive with Star, the 20-year-old’s rickshaw driver, Joshua Nixon, dishes about his experience with the cheap pop star and his newest fling, Yovanna Ventura.
“He told me he wanted a ride to the Santa Monica pier, a good 15-20 minute ride, but the only way he was using my service is if I drive him along the boardwalk,” Joshua explains. “I tried to explain to him that it is illegal and that I could get in trouble, but it didn’t seem to bother him.”
Still, because it’s how he earns a living, the driver played by Biebs’ rules. “Justin and Yovanna snuggled up in the back of the buggy, but I didn’t hear them speak a word to each other the entire time I was with them,” he reveals.
But that didn’t mean that Justin was acting like a quiet, low-key passenger. “He continually yelled at me to slow down and he demanded that his bodyguard run to keep up with us since he couldn’t fit in the buggy, too,” Joshua adds. “As we rode down the boardwalk, fans recognized Justin and I could hear them shouting out his name, but he didn’t even acknowledge them!”
After the ride, Joshua says Justin agreed to take a photo in the buggy, but got up and left right after it was taken. “The picture you just took is good enough for your payment!” the “Heartbreaker” singer told him.
In the end, Justin left without paying a penny for the service.