Justin Bieber Still Sore About Munich Monkey Madness
Justin Bieber still can’t understand why his Capuchin monkey pet OG Mally was confiscated by German officials in 2013.
The pop star opens up about the drama in a new GQ interview and admits he now wishes he hadn’t ignored his friends and aides, who urged Bieber not to take the primate on a trip to Europe.
“Honestly, everyone told me not to bring the monkey. Everybody. I was like, ‘It’s gonna be fine, guys!’ It was the farthest thing from fine,” Beiber told the magazine.
Customs bosses in Munich seized the monkey, which was a birthday gift as soon as Bieber landed at the airport, and OG Mally was placed under quarantine.
“In Germany, that monkey’s endangered or something… but I had the papers. I even had it written out that he was a circus monkey and he could travel and all that shit… Things get twisted,”he added.
Bieber was given two months to produce the paperwork the customs officials needed to see and when the deadline passed, the pet was moved to a zoo and Bieber never saw the little ape again.
The Capuchin monkey is now a star attraction at the Serengeti Park in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Bieber is planning to buy another Capuchin monkey in the near future.
“I’m not gonna bring him to Germany or travel with it anymore,” he told GQ when asked about the changes he’d make if he became a monkey owner again.
“People are always like, Why did you get a monkey? If you could get a monkey, well, you would get a f**ing monkey, too! Monkeys are awesome,” he concluded.