‘Blake Griffin Smacks Justin Bieber At Hollywood Starbucks’ is Satire

February 11, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

An article saying that Blake Griffin smacked Justin Bieber at a Starbucks in Hollywood is from a satire sports news website.

The article from Empire Sports says, “A barista at the coffee house was apparently confronted by Bieber when he refused to serve the pop star because he wasn’t wearing a shirt … According to the police report Bieber started cussing at the barista and threatening to have his bodyguard [beat him up].”

“Fortunately for Goldsmith, LA Clippers star Blake Griffin had been enjoying a drink at a table when he witnessed the altercation and stepped in,” it continues, adding that Griffin “smacked the [expletive out of him.”

However, the website only posts fake news stories, including “Michael Vick Hospitalized In Pit Bull Attack” and “Eli Manning Diagnosed With Down Syndrome.”

The Bieber story generated more than 65,000 shares on Facebook.

A large number of people apparently believed it, and the story was published on blogs.

“Even more of a reason to love blake Griffin,” one person wrote.

“Kid feels entitled to everything and that the world owes him,” added another.

Said another, “He needs a good physcatris and a long rest in the nut house.”

According to Gossip Cop, Bieber has not been in Los Angeles for weeks.

A source close to the 19-year-old Canadian singer said that the rumor is “made up,” adding that “Justin has not returned to Los Angeles [for weeks].”

Earlier this week, there were fake rumors spread on Facebook and Twitter saying Bieber killed a 7-year-old boy in a DUI-related crash. The story was spread via a rogue Facebook app that forces the user to share it before one gets to see the content.