Justin Bieber is furious that he is being made the scapegoat for Selena Gomez's problems.
The 19-year-old star, who had an on/off romance with the brunette beauty until recently despite first being dumped by her in 2013 after two turbulent years together, reportedly laughed off suggestions he is a "bad influence" on the 'Come & Get It' hitmaker and told friends she has no one to blame but herself for her two-week stint in rehab last month.
A source told gossip website TMZ.com that Justin acknowledged he likes to party and smoke marijuana but allegedly claimed the former Disney star, 21, was very competitive and drank more alcohol than him when they went out together.
The Canadian star also believes Selena's parents, Ricardo Joel Gomez and Amanda Cornett, are behind rumours he is responsible for the emotional turmoil that caused her to seek help at a treatment facility in Arizona, because he thinks they hate him.
The insider said that Justin, who is now dating model Chantel Jeffries, is happy he is no longer with the 'Spring Breakers' actress because she is too high maintenance.
A source previously claimed Selena thinks her on/off boyfriend - dubbed "that crazy boy" - is responsible for her problems because of the "excesses" she was exposed to by being around the 'Beauty and a Beat' hitmaker and his friends.