The first weekend of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (or just known as Coachella) has ended and it is not without some celebrities making headlines all over the world.
With Justin Bieber’s criminal record, it didn’t come as a surprise to us that he was placed in a chokehold before being kicked out from Coachella on Sunday night. But this time around, Bieber may not be the one at fault.
TMZ reported that this incident happened when Drake was headlining the final performance of Weekend One. Bieber showed the proper wristbands, but he was denied access to the artiste’s entrance as the show was at its full capacity.
Bieber reportedly told the security guards that there is no way that he can stand at the common area as he will be mobbed by the crowd, making it impossible for him to enjoy the show. The security stood their ground, which led to Bieber persisting that Drake personally invited him and he had been waiting the whole weekend to watch the performance.
A Coachella staff member then came to Bieber’s assistance, telling him that she can escort him to the artistes’ area. As she grabbed Bieber by the arm and led him and his security team, Coachella’s security came up and allegedly put Bieber in a chokehold.
Bieber, understandably, didn’t take that well and an argument ensued. It ended with him being ordered to leave the venue. Bieber left the event willingly, but is contemplating pursuing legal action against the security guards.
TMZ recorded a short part of the incident you can watch it here:
Coachella is a yearly art and music festival held at California which features many different genres of music, such as rock, hip-hop, indie, and electronic dance music. It is held for 2 weeks, each with 3 days respectively, usually on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Coachella features art installations and sculptures too.
The second weekend will start from 17th April until 19th April 2015. The line-up is the same as the Weekend One, featuring AC/DC, Azealia Banks, Action Bronson, The Weeknd, Jack White, Drake, Florence and the Machine, David Guetta and more.
What do you think? Was Bieber at fault this time? Or did the security guards overreact?