Justin Bieber appears to be smoking pot in party pictures

(TMZ.com) — Photos acquired by TMZ.com appear to show Justin Bieber, who will be performing in Denver Monday night, kicking off the new year on real high note, clutching a smoldering marijuana blunt at a big party inside a Newport Beach hotel room on

Justin Bieber's squeaky clean image has taken a bit of a hit in 2013. Biebs made the first big celebrity headlines of 2013 when a paparazzo was killed in a car accident while chasing a vehicle which he thought was being driven the Canadian pop superstar.

Justin Bieber's squeaky clean image has taken a bit of a hit in 2013. Biebs made the first big celebrity headlines of 2013 when a paparazzo was killed in a car accident while chasing a vehicle which he thought was being driven the Canadian pop superstar.

In photos shot just a day after a paparazzo was killed trying to snap pics of Justin Bieber's Ferrari, the 18-year-old superstar is shown smoking what appears to be marijuana, at a party in Newport Beach.

In photos shot just a day after a paparazzo was killed trying to snap pics of Justin Bieber's Ferrari, the 18-year-old superstar is shown smoking what appears to be marijuana, at a party in Newport Beach.