A day after he was arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., on misdemeanor DUI and other charges related to an early morning drag racing incident, Justin Bieber took to Instagram to express himself.
The pop star posted a photograph of himself taken when he left the jail Thursday afternoon alongside a similar iconic image of Michael Jackson.
The 19-year-old Bieber seemed to be saying he can relate to the late King of Pop's own dealings with the law.
The singer's father, Jeremy Bieber, also used social media to share his feelings about what happened with his son. The two have been seen and photographed together in Miami this week.
First, Jeremy Bieber tweeted a simple message to his three children on Thursday night:
By Friday morning, his words were pointed and directed at the rest of the world:
Bieber's longtime manager Scooter Braun, who hired high-profile Miami attorney Roy Black to defend the artist, used Twitter to send a more positive message:
The singer's mother Patti Mallette has not commented on her son's legal troubles.