updated 08/27/2014 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 08/27/2014 AT 6:45 PM ET
Justin Bieber’s driving habits often seem like outtakes from the Fast and Furious franchise, but the wayward pop star says his vehicular bad breaks put him in league with another icon: the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
Early Tuesday afternoon, Bieber, 20, was driving his red Ferrari in Los Angeles. When the singer noticed paparazzi trailing him in a Prius, reports TMZ, he allegedly slammed on the brakes – causing his pursuers to crash into him.
No injuries were reported, but Bieber’s crimson sports car did get a little ding.
The Canadian heartthrob – who has amassed an armada of fancy rides and his share of speeding tickets to boot – was not happy, Tweeting, “We should have learned from the death of Princess Diana.”
There should be laws against what I just experienced. We should have learned from the death of Princess Diana…
Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) August 26, 2014
Recall that Diana and her boyfriend, Harrods department store heir Dodi al-Fayed, were killed when their chauffeured car spun out of control while being chased by paparazzi in Paris in 1997. (Bieber was 3 years old at the time.)
Beliebers and critics alike might agree the singer is living his life like a candle in the wind. But comparing himself to the beloved princess and humanitarian might be a bit of a stretch, especially considering Diana was never involved in an altercation at a Dave & Buster’s, as Bieber was recently when he lunged at a fan, allegedly seeking to snatch the person’s phone after the unidentified party had snapped pics and video of Bieber and Selena Gomez.
God save the Biebs.