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11/07/2013 at 02:00 PM EST
has once again stepped in a bit of trouble while on his wild world tour.
Following a bad trip to the U.K.
in March and controversy in Amsterdam
in April, the singer is in Brazil, where police are charging him for "defacing a building or urban monument by graffiti or other means," according to a statement from cops in Rio de Janeiro.
Bieber, 19, apparently had permission from the city to paint on a graffiti wall in Rio's Olympic Village, the Morro do Vidigal. But according to RollingStone.com
, he chose to tag a wall on a nearby hotel to avoid his local fans.
"Authorization granted by the city did not extend to other locations," the statement from police says.
The punishment for defacing a building in Brazil could be a fine or up to one year in prison, though police called the pop star's graffiti a minor offense.
A rep for Bieber did not respond to requests for comment.
Adds a source, "It must have been some misunderstanding. He was lead to believe it was fine."
According to Bieber's Facebook page
, he's on his way to Argentina next, where he's scheduled to perform in Cordoba and Buenos Aires.