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Justin Bieber has reportedly been caught on tape ordering his security guards to confiscate a paparazzo's camera after objecting to the snapper taking photos of him while in Miami.

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The "Baby" hitmaker was leaving the Hit Factory recording studio in the early hours of June 5 when he spotted the photographer and demanded his bodyguards take action.

In audio footage of the altercation, obtained by TMZ, a male purported to be the teen superstar can be heard yelling, "Get that f**king camera out of here!"

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The paparazzo then pleads for mercy and begs the singer to return his equipment, prompting Bieber to say, "Alright, alright. I'm gonna give you your camera back. I'm gonna take your SIM card though."

The snapper begs Bieber not to take the memory card and even offers to wipe the shots of him from the stick -- but the singer refuses to return the card.

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Editors at TMZ claim the altercation occurred hours before Bieber's security guards were allegedly involved in an altercation with another photographer, who had snapped pictures of the teen skateboarding in a parking lot in Miami later on Wednesday. The unidentified paparazzo in that run-in filed a police complaint about the incident, accusing one of Bieber's minders of choking him.