Saying goodbye to a pet can be really tough. Now imagine having to do it in the public eye. E! News is exclusively reporting that Justin Bieber has decided that it's best to give up his Capuchin monkey, OG Mally, who was a 19th birthday gift from rapper Jamal "Mally Mall" Rashid.
The singer is asking the Munich animal shelter that has housed his pet since detaining him back in March to find him a good home.
According to a spokesperson for the shelter, nothing is official until Justin's manager submits the paperwork. Once that happens, they will recommend to German authorities that Mally be placed in a rescue center or a facility devoted to primates -- not a zoo, where his link to Justin could be used to drum up publicity.
And don't worry: They say that Mally will be allowed to take his beloved stuffed animal along for the ride!
Check out some more shots of the singer and his adorable baby Capuchin back in happier times below.