Bieber could be extradited to Argentina for assault claim

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Bieber Could Be Extradited to Argentina for Assault Claim

No matter how hard he tries, it seems the Biebs just can't stay away from negative publicity.

"Justin Bieber is a wanted man. A judge issued a warrant for Justin's arrest if he ever steps foot in Argentina." E! News reports.

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Canadian pop megastar Justin Bieber (C) plays basketball with a young survivor of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Palo, Leyte province on December 10, 2013. Pop megastar Justin Bieber sang to and played basketball with young survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon on December 10 after he flew into the disaster zone to boost an international relief effort. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 27: Make A Wish recipient Wish Child Grace (R) and honoree Justin Bieber speak onstage at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards brought to you by Samsung Galaxy at The Wiltern on July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Young Hollywood Awards will air on Monday, July 28 8/7c on The CW. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Variety)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 27: The winner of Champ of Charity singer Justin Bieber (L) and singer Cody Simpson onstage at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards brought to you by Samsung Galaxy at The Wiltern on July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Young Hollywood Awards will air on Monday, July 28 8/7c on The CW. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for Variety)
BURBANK, CA - DECEMBER 07: Justin Bieber attends the Grand Opening of West Coast Customs Burbank Headquarters on December 7, 2014 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
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In 2013, a video surfaced allegedly showing Justin Bieber's bodyguard attacking a photographer in Buenos Aires, supposedly on the singer's command. Bieber was ordered to appear for questioning within two months back in November, but he never responded.

Under Argentine law, if Bieber is arrested he could spend up to six years behind bars.

The wording from the judge is very important. "If he steps foot in Argentina" then he will be arrested. So as it looks now, chances are pretty slim that anything will come from this.

And as The Inquisitor notes,"Currently, the warrant appears to be apply only in Argentina. Bieber would have to be in the country to be arrested." But the judge has reportedly contacted Interpol to request Bieber's arrest anywhere in the world.

If Interpol does choose to get involved, they could send out what's called a Red Notice. Which would result in the organization seeking out Bieber for extradition. But it's unclear if that'll happen.

"As long as Justin doesn't go to Argentina I think he's going to be fine. I don't think Interpol is sending anybody to extradite him back to Argentina. I just talked to one of Justin's people and he said, 'So Argentina's off the tour next year,'" reports TMZ.

But look, you gotta at least give the kid a little credit - in recent months he's done some work on mending his not-so-great reputation.

"I really want people to know how much I care, how much I care about people. ... I just want to make the best impression on people and be kind, and loving, and gentle and soft," Bieber said on Facebook in January.

And last week he promised to get his bucket peeing, animal abandoning, airplane hot-boxing act together.

On Comedy Central he said, "I'm looking forward to being someone who you guys can all look at and be proud of, someone you can smile at and see some of your self in."

And if Biebs isn't arrested and just never goes back to Argentina, who's the real victim here?

Probably all these screaming Argentine fans who will never get to chase that peach-fuzzed, baby-faced singer around again.

See Justin Bieber through the years:

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Canadian pop megastar Justin Bieber (C) plays basketball with a young survivor of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Palo, Leyte province on December 10, 2013. Pop megastar Justin Bieber sang to and played basketball with young survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon on December 10 after he flew into the disaster zone to boost an international relief effort. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 27: The winner of Champ of Charity singer Justin Bieber (L) and singer Cody Simpson onstage at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards brought to you by Samsung Galaxy at The Wiltern on July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Young Hollywood Awards will air on Monday, July 28 8/7c on The CW. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for Variety)
The "Baby" singer headed straight to the salon for a new makeover ... this time going blonde! (Instagram)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 23: Justin Bieber attends a VMA Pre-Party hosted by Chris Brown & Pia Mia featuring Bera on August 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JAN 17: General view of a Justin Bieber for Calvin Klein Billboard located on Houston Street on January 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Tomas/IMAGES/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 15: Singer Justin Bieber arrives at Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace to celebrate his birthday on the nightclub's opening weekend on March 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 07: Singer Justin Bieber attends the 17th NRJ Music Awards ceremony at Palais des Festivals on November 7, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Justin Bieber and Corey Gamble are seen in Beverly Hills, Ca on January 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Light Brigade/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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