Justin Bieber's Monkey Quarantined in Germany Following Customs Incident

Celebrity News Mar. 30, 2013 AT 1:00PM
Justin Bieber's Monkey Quarantined in Germany Following Customs Incident Credit: JustinBieber/Instagram

Justin Bieber tried to monkey around in Germany, literally -- but officials are having none of it. Landing in Munich on Thursday March 28 for a concert, the 19-year-old pop superstar was forced to leave a capuchin money in quarantine after he failed to produce the the necessary papers for the animal, authorities explained on Saturday.

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The "Beauty and the Beat" singer attempted to go through customs with the animal, but had to leave it at the airport following a discussion with officials customs spokesman Thomas Meister said, according to the Associated Press.

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"Munich was a good time. And loud. The bus is headed to Vienna now. U coming?" Bieber tweeted after the show, although he didn't mention the monkey. Before leaving the U.S. on Wednesday, he had a brief, one-hour reunion with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez at her L.A. home. Earlier in the week, Bieber spoke with Us Weekly exclusively about the recent spate of negative press attention he's received.

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"The biggest misconception about me is that I'm a bad person," confided Bieber. "I get upset about that. I have a big heart. I want to be a good role model, but some people want me to fail."

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