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While the world mourned the devastating loss of musical legend, Prince, on Thursday, Justin Bieber managed to stick his foot in his mouth, yet again.
According to Mashable, the Biebs wasn’t thrilled with singer-songwriter Andrew Watt’s tribute to Prince, which referred to late icon as “last of the greatest living performers.” Bieber shared his sentiments — more like awkward word vomit — with a comment saying, “Well not the last greatest living performer." And as you can imagine, people were not happy.
Why, Justin, why?
Okay, let’s take a step back for a minute and say that the Biebs wasn’t actually referring to himself as one of the great performers remaining today. Maybe he was referring to Chuck Berry, Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna, or even freakin’ Beyoncé. It’s still so faux pas to be splitting hairs when people are trying to pay their respects to someone who left such a legacy. Plus, the words came from another musician! It’s called being humble. You don’t have to agree. But you should, out of respect, just keep your mouth shut.
Seriously, did we learn nothing from Kayne West’s infamous takeover of Taylor Swift’s VMA acceptance speech back in 2009?
And if that wasn’t enough to teach Bieber some manners, his whole debacle in Mexico earlier this year, where he so lovingly referred to the indigenous people of Tulum as, “the Mayan people, or whatever . . . ” should have taught him a thing or two about sticking your foot in your mouth.
Was that not all part of what “Sorry” was about?
Honestly, Biebs, cállate la boca ya and you won’t have to keep apologizing to everyone.