TORONTO — Canadian pop star Justin Bieber was reportedly involved in a fracas Sunday night with security guards at the Coachella music festival.
According to TMZ, Bieber was placed in a chokehold and escorted out of the California festival during a headlining performance by Bieber’s fellow Canadian, rapper Drake.
The website claimed Bieber was barred from entering the artists’ area because it was at capacity. When he persisted, he was forcibly removed.
TMZ reported its sources countered that Bieber left the festival voluntarily and the 21-year-old singer is considering legal action against the security guards.
A rep for Bieber could not be reached for comment.