Lil Twist has allegedly been identified as the person driving Justin Bieber's Ferrari when a persuing photographer was fatally hit by another vehicle.
The rapper, who is a protege of Lil Wayne, has been reported by TMZ to be the one who was behind the wheel when the tragedy occured.
The Ferrari was pulled over by police whilst photographer Chris Guerra was following it, and when he then tried to get closer for snaps and got turned away by the officers, he was hit by an oncoming car and died.
The site suggests that the 19-year-old rapper was spending time with Justin at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills yesterday, when for some unknown reason he left the vicinity with his pal's car.
TMZ also claims that Guerra was desperate to pursue Bieber because he saw the teen idol "smoking marijuana" earlier in the day - but a rep close to the singer has blasted this speculation.
"It's really sad that people are trying to push a story without the facts so soon after this tragic accident," they said. "Justin was not present or involved in this incident and the focus should remain on honoring the memory of the victim."
Justin has called for a change in law regarding paparazzi.