Justin Bieber’s inner circle, including manager Scooter Braun, have reportedly advised him to steer clear of Selena Gomez ... because SHE is a bad influence!
No, we didn't get that wrong, although it seems like it should be the other way around. “The message has been sent,” a source close to the situation said.
“There is always so much ridiculous drama involving both of them."
Well that much is true ... but how is Gomez to blame for it?
"They fight constantly and Selena loves to keep Justin hanging. He always acts out after they fight. Selena is just not good for Justin," says the insider.
"They need to stay away from each other.”
Just how toxic the pair can be together was laid bare in those alleged Justin Bieber-Selena Gomez text messages that went viral earlier this month.
Her camp has denied that it's real, while his has been mum on the subject. Regardless of whether the texts (below) are legit, the drama certainly is.
Still, after Justin Bieber's arrest for DUI drag racing, resisting arrest and driving on an expired license last week, the anti-Gomez warning seems odd.
In the wake of the arrest, Bieber’s camp notes that Gomez was at his Calabasas, Calif., mansion the night he allegedly hurled eggs at a neighbor’s property.
She had romantically reunited with her “Baby” a few days earlier, having been photographed tooling around on Segways in his exclusive neighborhood.
The girl is just plain bad news overall, Team Justin believes.
“These are very young kids essentially, with no adult supervision or guidance in their lives and it shows,” a source close to the troubled star added.
Guess ol' Scooter and Jeremy Bieber are not getting it done.
While many see Selena as "a positive influence on him because she has her act together… he does act out a lot more often than (not) when he deals with her.”
“Justin also does really stupid stuff to try and impress Selena. Frustratingly for his advisors, he gets so much negative press, but Selena never does."
Bottom line, his advisors say, is that she may be a nice girl, but "If Justin were to cut off all communication with Selena, he would be in a much better place.”
What do you think: Should Justin and Selena be together?