Justin Bieber is insisting that he had the right papers when his pet monkey was confiscated by customs officers in Germany.
The Purpose hitmaker admitted that his massive staff of minders told him not to take OG Mally with him to Europe in March 2013, but he did not listen.
“Honestly, everyone told me not to bring the monkey,” he told GQ magazine. “In Germany, that monkey’s endangered or something, but I had the papers.”
The 21-year-old singer was then ordered to produce those papers before 7 May 2013, but he failed to do so.
After the deadline passed, German authorities demanded the singer pay $8 000 to cover the costs of relocating the capuchin monkey to the Serengeti Park zoo in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Asked what he would do if he was ever given another pet monkey for his birthday, Justin said: “I’m not going to bring him to Germany or travel with it anymore.”