We're not usually ones for defending Justin Bieber, but he blatantly didn't compare himself to Princess Diana. Not directly, anyway.

The 20-year-old singer got himself swiftly on to Twitter after a photographer allegedly crashed into the back of his red Ferrari while chasing him through Los Angeles yesterday, and called for new laws to protect him and therefore celebrities at large/other road users from suffering the same fate as the late Princess of Wales, who died in a crash in Paris in 1997.

Shortly after the incident, he tweeted:

The Canadian star was driving his Ferrari in West Hollywood on Tuesday afternoon when he reportedly noticed the photographer following him in a Prius. Hey, he may be reckless, but at least he's environmentally aware.

A source told TMZ that the singer slammed on his breaks and the paparazzo rear-ended him. No one was injured in the crash, but Justin's car was scratched.

Bieber has himself been accused of driving recklessly several times in the past, and was issued a stern warning by police officers in Beverly Hills last week, who blasted him for "putting other people's safety in jeopardy" after he was captured on video illegally driving his three-wheeled motorcycle on the sidewalk to avoid traffic...

OK, so no one's perfect - certainly not Justin - but he didn't compare himself to Diana. Directly. In fact, for the first time (probably ever) the chungfella's got a point.