Lil' Twist went on a podcast recently and stated that Justin's team forced drug charges on to Lil' Twist to help protect Bieber's image.
“If they would have put weed charges on Justin in his early career, it would have been bad on him. So I got a call one day saying, ‘Twist, do you really love this kid?’ I said, ‘Yes.’"
“They said, ‘Cool, if you love him then you can take the heat for him because you can come off a little weed charge. You’re associated with Lil Wayne. You’re a rapper.’”
Video of the Lil' Twist interview below the cut:
He also claims his team never addressed issues when they appeared in the media because they took the approach of "let it die out" and he says all of these things have affected his career negatively.
He also states that he played a big role in Justin's overall sound, style, and image and that he still has love for Justin despite being thrown under the bus by him and his team.