Justin Bieber is used to having some negative attention but we bet even he was shocked by the murder plot to kidnap and castrate him by two former prisoners.
The pop star was targeted by two hit men who planned to kidnap him in New York City according to KRQE News 13.
Investigators have said that Mark Staake and his nephew Tanner Ruane had planned to kidnap Bieber and his bodyguard after one of his Madison Square Garden gigs.
Both men had previously been serving time at the state prison near Las Cruces, when they met convicted killer Dana Martin who is said to have recruited the pair to carry out four murders after they got out of prison.
Dana Martin is reportedly so obsessed with Bieber that he has a tattoo of the singer on his leg!
Police intercepted phone calls between the men, including Ruane telling Martin that the plot hadn't been carried out.
Staake was arrested in Vermont because of outstanding warrants, while Ruane was arrested in New York after police found murder equipment on him. Dana Martin is still in jail.
A statement from Bieber's management says, "We take every precaution to protect and insure the safety of Justin and his fans."
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