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Former Bieber sidekick, Lil Twist, sentenced to year in jail

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/1/2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Bieber's former sidekick, Lil Twist, has been sentenced to a year behind bars after pleading no contest to beating and robbing a Nickelodeon actor.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says the 23-year-old rapper, whose real name is Christopher Lynn Moore, entered the plea on the first day of his scheduled trial Wednesday. The plea wasn't negotiated with prosecutors, who objected to it.

Prosecutors said the charges stemmed from an occasion two years ago when "Zoey 101" star Christopher Massey asked Moore to leave a party. They say Moore slapped Massey before leaving, then returned with others and beat the actor.

Massey's family issued a statement afterward saying the actor was defending himself.

Moore tweeted after leaving court Wednesday: "It's over but not really, GOD got me!!"

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