Eek. Prince fans are not too happy with Justin Bieber after he posted an insensitive, disrespectful comment about the iconic singer, just hours after his April 21 death. Former California Breed guitarist Andrew Watt said the world lost ‘the last of the greatest living performers,’ but Justin didn’t agree.
Is it too late now to say sorry? For Justin Bieber, who actually released a song with those very lyrics, it may be. Following the shocking death of Prince on April 21, the Biebs fought back when fellow musician Andrew Watt said the 57-year-old icon was “the last of the greatest living performers.” In fact, Justin made a rather selfish comment. See it here.
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“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,” Andrew wrote on Instagram April 21.
Then, Justin commented, “Well not the last greatest living performer.” We’re hoping Justin didn’t have any malicious intent while posting his comment, and while it seems like he was just saying there are still a lot of “great living performers,” even though Prince was one them, it still came off as disrespectful to a number of fans. Many even begged him to delete his comment.
Sadly, Justin’s comment is already out there for the world to see.
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