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Justin Bieber involved in fight after NBA Finals, video shows

Justin Bieber attends the Monaco Formula One Grand

Justin Bieber attends the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix on May 29, 2016. A video posted by on June 9, 2016, shows the singer in a fist fight. Credit: Getty Images / Mark Thompson

Pop star Justin Bieber was wrestled to the ground in a fistfight Wednesday night in Cleveland, outside what WJW-TV identified as The Westin hotel. on Thursday posted a 23-second cellphone video shot a few feet away from behind glass doors, showing Bieber, 22, arguing with a large, bald, African-American man. Bieber pokes the man, the man reaches toward the left side of Bieber’s head, and Bieber twists away and throws a punch. A melee ensues, ending with the man dragging Bieber easily to the sidewalk. The remainder of the video is mostly obstructed.

Bieber posted a black-and-white selfie, presumably shot afterward, showing no visible cuts or bruises.

Some reports claimed Bieber also posted a second selfie on his Instagram page with the comment “Not a scratch on this pretty boy,” but if so, both the image and the statement have since been deleted.

WJW said the singer was in Cleveland for Game 3 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena, and that police were not called to the scene of the fight.

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