A video clip–low quality, but still definitive–shows Justin Bieber being forcefully escorted by security away from the backstage artists’ entrance of Drake’s Coachella stage.
According to the report, Bieber was told by members of security that he would not be allowed through–despite Bieber demonstrating that he had the proper credentials–and this is what happened next.
Bieber tried to explain to Coachella security that he couldn’t stand in the crowd during the rapper’s performance because he would be flooded by fans.
At that point a Coachella staffer came up to Bieber and said she would escort him inside the artist’s area.
She grabbed Bieber by the arm and began walking him and his security team inside, when Coachella security came up from behind and put Bieber in a chokehold.
Yikes. The video isn’t clear about the chokehold, but you can watch it below, and try not to chuckle when you realize all this is happening while Drake performs “Marvin’s Room” atop a waterfall.