By Deb Belt
Paparazzi-free Atlanta is reportedlyJustin Bieber’s home sweet home.
Bieber was seen at the Marietta Ice Center in east Cobb County last week and at metro Zaxby’s, as well as the Phipps Plaza movie theater, says AccessAtlanta.com. The Bieb’s Instagram account has a video clip of the pop star playing hockey with locals in Marietta.
"Back in my second home," he tweeted recently. "Good to be back. Focused on building up positive energy."
Two of Bieber’s musical mentors, Usher and Scooter Braun, are from Atlanta.
A Bieber backlash has been growing recently as he’s had run-ins with police. A petition to deport Bieber, on WhiteHouse.gov, has gathered more than 258,000 signatures of those who want to see the singing sensation return to his native Canada, Patch earlier reported.
This winter Bieber has mostly made headlines for scrapes with police, including an arrest last month in Miami after allegedly drag racing. Court documents said Bieber was under the influence of alcohol, pot and Xanax when police stopped him, CNN reports. The 19-year-old was charged with assault earlier in the year for hitting his limousine driver in Toronto.
And then there was the report that a chartered jet carrying Bieber and his entourage from Canada to New Jersey was so full of marijuana smoke that flight crew members put on oxygen masks, CNN reports.