Justin Bieber has been courting controversy again, after he was caught on camera appearing to punch a fan in the mouth.
The 22-year-old was being driven to Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona ahead of a show when a fan tried to reach into the open window to touch him.
The singer appeared to hit a fan from the back seat of the car, leaving him with a bloody mouth.
Watch the incident below:
The fan appears shocked after the incident, and inspects his bloody mouth with his friends in the clip.
Bieber has been given a hard time for his behaviour in the media over the last few years, but fans on social media were totally supportive of the singer after the incident took place.
Many stated that the punch was an act of self-defence, and was well within his rights to hit out at the fan.
Various users also claimed that the fan was overheard earlier that night saying “If I meet Justin Bieber I will punch him”.
See some of the supportive tweets from Justin Bieber fans below:
Justin Bieber is well within his right to punch that lad he was basically inside the car.
— Eleanore Hutch (@elehutch) November 23, 2016
"JUSTIN BIEBER PUNCHED A FAN", he wasn't a "fan" he was an idiot, and second of all Justin reacted in self defense he didn't just punch him.
— bizzle follows (@supremebiebs_) November 23, 2016
JUSTIN PROTECTED HIMSELF WHY IS IT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND??? I MEAN WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF SOMEONE GRABS YOUR SHIRT AND WANTS TO PUNCH YOU???
— Justin Bieber (@BieberDrJustinn) November 23, 2016
"Justin Bieber punched a fan in the face" The guy reached into his car and touched him without permission = deserved punch in face
— Simple Phil (@PortablePhil3) November 23, 2016
the guy apparently said "if i meet justin bieber i will punch him" but then justin punched him first…. what a failure lol justin is LIT
— kenz (@purposeharmony) November 23, 2016
when you try to punch Justin Bieber but you were the one who got punched instead pic.twitter.com/lGcS66FBoQ
— ㅤhenry (@TURNUPMCCANN) November 23, 2016
imagine telling everyone "if i meet justin bieber i'll punch him" but justin bieber punches you first pic.twitter.com/5Wx9LNXBBg
— mina (@xminasax) November 22, 2016
This guy is NOT a fan & said he was gonna punch Justin. But J punched him instead?pic.twitter.com/jnZsoHGTU0
— Justin Bieber (@1Kidrauhl_Biebz) November 23, 2016
justin bieber had every right to punch that guy. he was being an asshole in the first place, justin should punch him again
— luke (@annualsex) November 23, 2016
The fact that the guy was bragging to fans that he was gonna punch Justin and he ended up being punched by him instead???
— ciara (@iBieberThought) November 23, 2016
Justin gets 50 daddy points for that punch
— ㅤ (@ChildishBieber) November 22, 2016
. I hope all of you realize that Justin didn't "attack a fan", he defended himself from someone who just wanted to punch him for attention.
— Justin Bieber Update (@NothingLikeMyJB) November 23, 2016
Justin: be patient and don't lose your chill with your fans
Inner Justin: punch him pic.twitter.com/hdORJXcUY8
— Justin Bieber (@bieberinmypants) November 22, 2016
justin: *defends himself from a guy trying to punch him*
media: bieber punches a fan because he wanted a picture!! He is out of control!
— victoria (@biebersthreats) November 22, 2016
The guy Justin punched told fans he was gonna punch Justin but instead it was the other way around LMAOOOO IM CRYING
— Justin Bieber News (@biebersgiIinsky) November 22, 2016
It was a sour end to an enjoyable day for the singer, who’d spent the morning training with Barcelona forward Neymar.
— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) November 21, 2016
Don’t worry Biebs, loaded has your back…