One Direction fans were shocked this morning when photos emerged of Niall Horan pictured next to what appears to be a suspicious looking glass pipe while hanging out with Justin Bieber in Los Angeles.
Niall (21) and Justin, also 21, were hanging out with 18-year-old Australian singer Cody Simpson, who played the guitar as they all sat on a sofa together.
The three popstars are seen enjoying a jamming session while a yellow pipe sits on a table next to a bottle of water and what appears to be a demo CD and various other items.
The snap was taken from Cody’s Snapchat account, which was screenshotted from a video of Justin singing along to Home to Mama, while Niall sits close by and watches.
It’s not clear whether the pipe was being used, or if any of the singers were taking drugs.
Niall’s bandmates Zayn and Louis also sparked controversy in May 2014 when they were pictured smoking a suspicious looking cigarette together, later apologising following fan outrage.
The Westmeath singer has been pals with Justin since 2012 when the pair shared a picture of themselves cooking noodles at 2am.
At the time Justin tweeted a photo of the scene, adding in the caption: ‘At my house cookin some noodles with @NiallOfficial.’
They met briefly in 2010 when television presenter Konnie Huq introduced the pair during a segment for Xtra Factor, where Niall shot to fame with 1D.
Niall is currently on tour with One Direction in the USA and the clip has emerged after he was pictured leaving Nobu in Malibu, with a mystery blonde by his side last week. Niall also recently hung out with fellow Irishman, soccer star Robbie Keane for his star-studded birthday bash.