Justin Bieber is having some trouble with his monkey. And no, that’s not some strange euphemism; we mean an actual, literal monkey.

The animal was detained at the airport in Munich on Thursday, after German officials determined that Justin didn’t have the proper documentation to carry the exotic animal over the border. He was just plane unprepared. Pun semi-intended.

According to TMZ, the Biebz received the little bundle of… fur earlier this month as a gift from his record producer, Mally Mall. Mall even tweeted a picture of Bieber with his new pet, adding the caption: "OG MALLY FIRST PIC WITH HIS POPS @JUSTINBIEBER."

It’s an odd choice of present, since, if the recent reports are anything to go by, Justin isn’t looking all too responsible lately. Alcohol bingers, outbursts outside of clubs, picking fights with the neighbours – will he really have time to take care of a pet in between his many obligations? And let’s not even get into the Biebs’ track record with pets – last year, he gave away his pet hamster to a devoted fan and the animal reportedly passed away earlier this month. We sure hope the little capuchin monkey fares better, but it and its owner aren’t exactly off to a flying start. Get it? Ok, we’ll stop now.

Justin Bieber, London
Bieber's flight was cut short by officials monkeying around.