The music superstar Prince died on Thursday, but it seems Justin Bieber didn’t read the situation all too well.
Many of Prince’s musical peers led moving tributes in the wake of his untimely death, including musician Andrew Watt… As part of an emotional tribute, he wrote that Prince was ‘the last of the greatest living performers’.
This past Tuesday night before my show I was picking out an outfit…I was so tired from the past week of endless traveling and gigging that I grabbed my Prince shirt and said fuck it I’m gonna channel the purple one tonight…I didn’t shower after the gig out of pure exhaustion…I went to sleep in that shirt and then I wore it again all day yesterday…today waking up to this news I am truly beside myself…devastated…the last of the greatest living performers…my guitar idol…his connection to ALL his instruments yielded a sexual transcending aura and the world is just less fucking cool without him walking on it… “Electric word life It means forever and that’s a mighty long time But I’m here to tell you There’s something else… The after world” #RIPPRINCE
But Biebs managed to do that thing he does so well and make it all about him, by commenting: ‘Well not the last greatest living performer.’
Justin, this isn’t the time to be concerned your own status as a performer, you absolute moron.
You can understand that the statement is a tad unfair on this generation of performers, but did he really think this was the best time to argue with this?