Lil Twist, the rapper best-known as the sidekick of Justin Bieber, was sentenced to a year in prison on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to assault

The 23-year-old rapper acknowledged that he beat up fellow artist and former child star Chris Massey two years ago at the Los Angeles apartment of the victim’s brother, Kyle Massey.


Chris Massey had asked Lil Twist to leave a party but he returned half an hour later with four others, and proceeded to kick and pummel Massey into submission, prosecutors said.

Lil Twist, whose real name is Christopher Moore, pleaded guilty in court to five counts including assault and robbery.

He was given one year in prison, avoiding a longer term if he went to trial, the Los Angeles district attorney’s office said.

Lil Twist had until recently been a constant presence around Bieber, appearing at parties with the one-time teenage star who became notorious for his legal run-ins. Lil Twist’s songs include Twerk, featuring Bieber.

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