Let's just say, Justin Bieber and the Brazilian authorities have never really gotten along. The "Sorry" singer is headed to the country this week to continue the abroad leg of his Purpose Tour and he's reportedly going to get served court papers as soon as he touches down.
According to the Daily Mail, the Public Prosecution Service in Rio said, "With the news that the singer will be returning to Brazil, the Prosecution Service requested that the court issue a writ of summons in his name. The request is so that the accused is made aware of the charges."
These said charges are all because of something that happened four years ago when Justin was in the country for his Believe Tour. He was caught spray painting graffiti on The Hotel Nacional in 2013, which is a site that is actually protected by the government. Therefore, anyone that messes with it will have to pay up big time. The consequence for this kind of action is one year in jail or a hefty fine.
As soon as JB lands in the country, he will be presented with the court papers. He must sign the papers to show that he is aware that a judge is reopening his case – if he doesn't, police force will reportedly be used against him. Not only that, but a judge is expected to give him a sentence before he leaves after his final Purpose show.
While this is a lot of information to take in, the main thing to understand is that if Justin doesn't comply with the Brazilian rules or law, things could be really messy, really fast. The best thing for him to do would be to sign the court papers in the airport and leave it up to his defense team to take care of the rest.
Even though this may have happened over four years ago, the judge is determined to make an example out of the Biebs. Hopefully, his team is prepping him for what is about to come because we'd hate to see the heartthrob locked up in a Brazilian prison for any amount of time.
In addition, there will be lots and lots of disappointed Beliebers who have been waiting to see his tour for months. This just goes to show that defacing public property in another country is probably a worse idea than doing it at home.
Here's to Justin coming back from Brazil all in one piece and on time!