MIAMI (CBSMiami) – First Justin Bieber was slammed on Twitter after his courtside appearance at the NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 7 in Miami and now Bieber’s bodyguards are being investigated for the alleged battery of a paparazzo.

According to TMZ, two people from Biebs security team approached a photographer who was taking pictures of the skateboarding pop star outside a North Miami recording studio Wednesday night.

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Miami-Dade Police Detective Roy Rutland said an officer responded to a report of an assault taking place outside The Hit Factory on 149th Street.

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The bodyguards reportedly charged the photographer. According to TMZ, one bodyguard choked him while the other took the camera and took out the memory card.

The battery report will need to be passed on to Florida’s State Attorney before a decision on charges is made.

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A spokesperson for Bieber has not commented on this matter.