By Jeremy D. Larson
We know that all depositions are literally “for the books” but this one is, you know, for the books.
Justin Bieber, embattled pop star and young man with soon nothing left hide, felt the strong arm of the justice system as he was deposed the other week for his part in an ongoing lawsuit against his bodyguard. However the bodyguard, judicial professionalism, and decorum in general play a minor role in this, the latest Bieber fracas.
What’s left are these remnants — modern relics, really — of Bieber being Bieber, in an almost Shia LaBeouf/Alec Baldwin performance art piece. It is a performance so uncanny in its predictability of Bieber’s past behavior that there has to be some sort of subversive message going on, a subliminal text.
In one video, viewers can see Bieber acting arrogant towards the opposing lawyers, winking at the camera and cracking his usual smile. Throughout the clip, he avoids questions, disrespects lawyers and sits back lazily in the chair.
In another video, the opposing counsel asks the singer about his latest relationship with Gomez, which pushed him over the edge. In an angry tone, he’s seen telling lawyers multiple times never to ask about her again before storming off with his lawyers, ripping off the microphone.