Justin Bieber poses as James Dean in recent Instagram picture. Credit: Courtesy of Justin Bieber

The next James Dean? Troubled singer Justin Bieber paid homage to the classic '50s icon on his Instagram account on March 22, posing in a white T-shirt with a cigarette dangling from his mouth. 

"This is James Dean inspired. Don't ask me if I smoke ciggys cuz I don't," he captioned the photo on Instagram. 

But lately the Biebs has been making headlines not for his legendary status, but for his scandalous activities and salacious reunions with ex Selena Gomez

After a January arrest in Miami for drag racing and a DUI, the 20-year-old pop star reportedly harassed a flight attendant before the plane was detained and the pilots were forced to wear masks to fend off the weed smoke. 

Earlier this month, he posted a sexy dance routine on Instagram with ex-girlfriend Gomez, 21, before quickly taking it down. This came after he serenaded the former Disney star at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. 

Will Justin be Selena's James Dean? Tell Us your thoughts!