As it turns out, Keyshawn Johnson was chasing the wrong guy. After the former NFL star got heated last week and accused Justin Bieber of tearing around their Calabasas, California, gated community in his white Ferrari, Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator, stepped up over the weekend to clear the air.
“That was me behind the wheel of Justin’s vehicle,” wrote Tyler, confirming multiple reports that he was driving JB’s souped-up sports car. Johnson chased the vehicle after spotting it ripping through the community, eventually chasing the car down to Bieber’s house and trying to confront the singer about his need for speed.
“Don’t blame him,” Tyler added. “People are actually evil swearing up and down that it was who it wasn’t.”
Bieber appreciated the effort to take the fall, writing back, “All good buddy. I deal with this everyday. Thanks though. The baby ain’t mine either,” he added in reference to a new paternity claim by a woman who reportedly said she had a one-night stand with the singer in Miami after meeting him at a TGI Friday’s restaurant.
Bieber’s camp has denied the woman’s story, just as it vigorously defended a previous, since-dropped paternity claim from 2011 by a woman who said she had a one-time fling with the singer backstage at one of his shows.
The Johnson incident was just the latest in a string of car troubles Bieber has endured over the past three years, several of which have involved friends such as Lil Twist and Lil Za getting pulled over in the pop star’s custom vehicles for various moving violations.
The admission from Tyler came after Johnson and several other witnesses specifically reported seeing Bieber racing around in the car.