01/07/2013 05:52 pm ET Updated Jan 08, 2013

Antonio Villaraigosa Insists Charlie Sheen Is Not His Party Bro (VIDEO)

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa insists that actor Charlie Sheen is not his party bro.

The mayor was responding to backlash he received after Sheen tweeted a photo
of himself with his arm around Villaraigosa at the opening of the actor's hotel bar, Hotel El Ganzo, in Cabo, Mexico.

“From Boyle Heights 2 Mayor of LA..! @hotelelganzo 2 party w/SHEEN at SheenZ..! Antonio Villaraigosa knows how to party!," the tweet read.

Villaraigosa responded to the claim that he was partying with his personal buddy by saying to NBC, “I had a three minute conversation with him, I took a picture … I take a picture every single day, 50 times, and I took a picture with him. I have never said no to anyone who wanted to take a picture.”

However, he might want to consider saying no once in a while given the negative press Sheen has received for his substance abuse. Not to mention, Sheen made homophobic slurs at the hotel on the same trip.

The mayor has criticized the Los Angeles Times and the media in general for focusing on his private life, including his affair and divorce.

Just last week the mayor shot down rumors that he was dating actress Eva Longoria.

“You're in that business of making people look bad, of creating some kind of caricature,” he said to NBC. “I’m not in that business."

"I was on vacation," he continued. "I deserve a vacation.”

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