Justin Bieber drinking beer
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I think it might be fair to say that the 19-year-old pop star is something of a Beerlieber. Currently on his "Believe" tour through South Africa, Bieber instagrammed a photo of him and rapper Lil' Za enjoying what looks like Amstels, with the caption "Beers in the jungle."

Although initially shocking, in South Africa where the drinking age is 18 the Canadian singer is within his legal rights. The fact that he is drinking is also not too surprising as during a 2012 interview in June with GQ, Bieber admitted he occasionally drinks alcohol.

"For me, it's just like, I like to be in control of myself," he explained. "I mean, I've had a beer, like, before . . . But I never get out of control."

Bieber has also defended some of his recent actions such as being photographed in London and walking around wearing a gas mask.

"I'm young and I make mistakes. That's part of growing up," he told Us Weekly. "I mess up sometimes. It's part of growing up."

"I'm young and I want to have fun," Bieber added. "I don't think there is anything wrong with that."

The young star, who originally was launched into superstardom because of his squeaky clean image that appealed to a largely tween audience, has been in the center of many questionable activities recently. Last month police in Stockholm discovered narcotics aboard Bieber's tour bus during a raid while the singer was performing at a concert at the city's Globe Arena. As investigators were unable to determine who the drugs belonged, no one was charged. There is also suspicion surrounding Bieber in regards to marijuana use as TMZ reported earlier this year he smoked a mysterious cigarette with his pal, rapper Lil Z, at a Los Angeles home.

Even though he was in his legal right to drink the beer, do you think it was right for Bieber to have posted photos of it? As a role model for you do you think he should keep these kinds of activities private? Please comment below and let us know what you think!

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