Lil Za on Bieber’s Arrest: ‘Nobody Thinks it’s a Joke’

January 24, 2014 Updated: January 24, 2014

LiL Za, the friend of Justin Bieber who was arrested last week on drug charges, said Bieber is probably okay after getting arrested earlier this week.

Za, via his Twitter account, wrote that “he’s fine,” referring to his friend.

He added later: “Nobody’s happy. nobody thinks it’s a joke … We don’t take it as a joke. It’s not a game . Free bizzle. Free Kalfanzo”

Za, born Xavier Smith, was arrested last week when authorities raided Bieber’s home in Southern California over an egg-throwing incident. They accused him of possessing drugs.

Bieber left jail on Thursday after posting $2,500 bail.

He was arrested after police said he was seen speeding down a Miami Beach residential area in a yellow Lamborghini and was driving with an expired license.

He was charged with a DUI, resisting arrest, and driving with an expired license. Officers said he smelled of alcohol, and authorities said that he admitted to smoking marijuana and taking prescription medication.

“What the [expletive] did I do? Why did you stop me?” Bieber reportedly asked the arresting officer.

Bieber “made some statements that he had consumed some alcohol, and that he had been smoking marijuana and consumed some prescription medication,” Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez said on Thursday.

A Miami Beach officer said he saw the yellow Lamborghini in a race against a red one on a residential street. The cars were going around 60 miles per hour when the speed limit is 30.

“At first, he was a little belligerent, using some choice words questioning why he was being stopped and why the officer was even questioning him,” he said.

 On Thursday, an official says three Florida police officers have been suspended for giving Bieber an unauthorized escort from the airport.

Opa-locka Assistant City Manager David Chiverton said Friday that the officers were suspended with pay pending the outcome of an investigation.

Police escorts from the Opa-locka Executive Airport are not uncommon, but they must follow procedure. Chiverton says the one that accompanied Bieber on Monday had not been authorized.

According to Chiverton, investigators are still trying to get more information from the airport and the officers about where police escorted Bieber.

Bieber was free on bail Friday after an arrest on charges of DUI, driving with an expired license and resisting arrest. Miami Beach police say Bieber smelled of alcohol when he was stopped after drag-racing down a residential street early Thursday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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