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It's tough to be the Biebs — especially when you've got paparazzi following you everywhere. 

Justin Bieber was at the Commons, a mall in Calabasas, California yesterday afternoon when he allegedly got into a minor scuffle with a paparazzo who was attempting to take his picture — and now police want to speak with both Justin and his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, about the incident.

Sources told TMZ that the photographer had been blocking Justin's car as he was attempting to leave the parking lot. When Justin got out of his car and asked the paparazzo to move, he refused, which caused the alleged altercation. The photographer called 911, complaining of pain in his torso, but Justin and Selena had left by the time an ambulance arrived. When the photographer filed a police report, he named Justin as the culprit — which now has cops calling it a misdemeanor battery.

But witness reports make it sound as though Justin was baited by the photographer, and additionally, that a lawyer at the scene advised the photog to call an ambulance and file a police report. Could this be another Mariah Yeater-esque case of someone trying to cash in on the Biebs' success?

Source: TMZ

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