Justin Bieber says cop questioned him after mistaking sneakers’ zip-tie design for security tag

Justin Bieber isn’t going to say sorry for fashion.

The 25-year-old singer said Wednesday a police officer stopped him on the street after the cop thought he may have stolen his Off-White X Nike Air Max 90 sneakers because the zip tie loop attached looked like a security tag.

“Virgil, my god, bro. You freaking — you’re killing me, man!” Bieber said on his Instagram stories, referring to Off-White founder Virgil Abloh. “I just had a cop come up to me and ask me why I still had the security tag on my shoe. What the…”

Justin Bieber said a cop mistook a zip tie design on his sneaker for a security tag.

Justin Bieber said a cop mistook a zip tie design on his sneaker for a security tag. (Instagram)

“I had to tell him, ‘Bro, it’s just fashion.’ I don’t know. He’s like, ‘It sure looks like a security tag,’” Bieber continued. “I’m like, ‘Nah, bro, you can check it out.’ It looks like it though… but you’re getting me in trouble!”

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Abloh collaborated with Nike to sell the limited edition sneakers with the unique design feature. The sneakers sold for $160 a pair.

Bieber announced earlier this week he’s taking a break from music to focus on “repairing some of the deep-rooted issues.”

“Music is very important to me but Nothing comes before my family and my health. I will come with a kick ass album ASAP, my swag is undeniable and my drive is indescribable,” Bieber wrote in an Instagram post.

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Bieber appears to be spending the majority of his time with wife Hailey Baldwin while also promoting his own clothing line, Drew, that launched in January.