Justin Bieber lost it during a radio interview with Detroit’s 106.7 show, “Mojo in the Morning,” after the DJ strayed from fawning compliments and asked about Justin Timberlake and boy band One Direction. Justin hung up on him.
Bieber has been working overtime promoting his new album Believe , which includes a slew of radio call-in interviews as well as public appearances and live performances.
Justin may be stressed out because his record debuted at No. 1 as projected but did not match sales projections, which caused a spate of questions about over-promising sales and under-performing record.
The 18-year-old started losing it when the DJ said he “sounded just like Justin Timberlake.” He then made a joke about One Direction’s Harry Styles making a play for Justin’s mother that caused Bieber to hang up on the interviews.
At first, his rep tried to blame it on bad cell-phone reception, but later confirmed that Justin was upset and wouldn’t be calling back.
It “went horribly wrong,” said the DJ’s sidekick. “I was having a heart attack.”
After some fawning banter and high praise, “Now you are the man with Believe” the DJ said, the conversation turned to Timberlake.
“I hope you take this as a compliment because I really mean it as that,” the DJ said. “I thought it was Justin Timberlake, when I heard ‘Boyfriend” the first time.”
“That’s crazy because our voices sound nothing a like,” Justin replied. “Saying I sound like someone else is not really a compliment.”
The DJ changed the subject to UK boy Band One Direction, and Styles’ recent spate of dating women twice his age.
“Do you worry about harry around your mom since he likes older women,” the DJ asked
Justin snapped “I think you should worry about me around your mom, bro.”
“Justin my mom’s dead so unfortunately that wouldn’t work,” the DJ shot back.
With that Justin hung up on the interview. After it was clear Justin wouldn’t be calling back, the DJ said Justin is “starting to take himself way too seriously.”
Dude, lighten up.” So, does Justin need to light up? Or was the DJ too snarky.