Tyler, the Creator: I was driving Justin Bieber's vehicle
Tyler, the Creator is coming to Justin Bieber's defense -- by taking the blame.
The controversial rapper, who is a part of the hip hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA), took to Twiitter to take responsibility for the pop star's highly-publicized May 28 driving incident.
"That Was Me Behind The Wheel Of Justins Vehicle," the rapper Tweeted (WARNING -- Tyler's Twitter handle contains an expletive).
On May 28, retired NFL star Keyshawn Johnson spotted a Ferrari racing through their gated Los Angeles-area community while he was with his daughter. Neighbors told police that Bieber, 19, was behind the wheel and driving erratically. Johnson tried to confront the singer but was reportedly ignored.
At the time of the incident, the pop star's rep said that the singer was not the driver. While police investigated the incident, Tyler is coming forward to say that he is the one responsible.
"Don't Blame Him," he continued in his message. "People Are Actually Evil Swearing Up And Down That It Was Who It Wasnt."
Bieber, who had previously not personally commented, broke his silence on the micro-blogging site, responding to Tyler's post.
"All good buddy. i deal with this everyday. thanks though. the baby aint mine either," Bieber Tweeted to his nearly 40 million followers.
The singer's recent posts mark his return to Twitter after a week-long hiatus and following months of turmoil, which has included an accusation of misdemeanor battery from another neighbor and a backstage fainting spell in London. He had said in March he may take a break.
Shortly following the driving mix-up, Usher came to his protege's defense, calling the performer "young."
"I think all of us in some way have humble beginnings that pan out to be incredible and we hope in his transition -- as friends and family who have helped him be who he is -- that he'll continue to just mature," he told Ellen DeGeneres in a May 29 interview. ""But I mean, in this day and age of social media, there is no privacy and that kind of trial and elimination period is kind of done in front of the camera."