Oh, she went there! Along with numerous digs during the VMAs, Justin Bieber joined the stars who were dissed at the awards show. Katy Perry hashed up the time Bieber forgot the lyrics to ‘Despacito’ and called him a ‘baby’!
Katy Perry, 32, took a pretty hard shot at Justin Bieber, 24, during one of her many hosting skits at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, August 27! After a commercial break, Katy hit the stage, where she had a fake baby attached to her chest in a carrier. She claimed that someone informed her that babies bring more social media likes. However, when DJ Khaled, 41, showed up with his son, Asahad, and riled off his baby’s already-numerous accolades, he showed her up. And, that’s when she threw major shade at DJ Khaled’s good friend and collaborator, Bieber. “My baby knows the lyrics to Despacito unlike some other babies I know,” she said, to which the crowd collectively “oohed and awed.” Everyone knew what she was referring to.
In case you didn’t hear the viral news, back in May 2017, Bieber hit the stage at 1 Oak in NYC, where any knowledge of Spanish, or the lyrics to “Despacito” escaped his brain. The singer actually belted out “blah blah blah blah” to the track, which was No. 1 on the charts at the time; [Watch it, here]. After his lyrical mishap, which fans dubbed the moment a “disaster,” the Biebs became the center of major backlash. He repeatedly received flack for not performing the hit in concert because fans believed he didn’t really know the lyrics to the hit that made him a chart-topper. See the wild reactions to Katy’s diss, below!
Although the moment was quite funny for some fans, Katy’s VMAs diss had to be a cringeworthy moment for DJ Khaled. As you may know, the producer is pretty tight with the Biebs; the two most recently collaborated musically on their hit, “I’m The One”. DJ Khaled played it cool and didn’t seem phased by the diss, but didn’t exactly engage in the shade either. He held on tight to his son and quickly turned his back to the camera.
— Astra On The Air AMP (@AstraOnTheAir) August 28, 2017
— KiSS 92.5 (@KiSS925) August 28, 2017
— Celine Coleman (@CelineCoolio) August 28, 2017
KatY PERRY JUST SHADED JUSTIN BIEBER NOT KNOWING THE LYRICS TO DESPACITO HDJXJDJSJD
— alyssa (@faIlingoverme) August 28, 2017
— Johnnoodles (@Johnnoodles_) August 28, 2017
Katy’s diss to Justin was just one of the many digs taken at celebs like Camila Cabello, 20, Lorde, 20, and the most expected, President Trump, 71. When Fifth Harmony took the stage for an electrifying performance with Gucci Mane, fans seemed to think they took a shot at their former fifth member. When the group appeared on stage they rocked matching ski jackets, and fans quickly noticed that there were five people on the stage, although they’re only a group of four. The fifth “member” was someone pretending to jump off the stage. And, fans went wild on Twitter, claiming Camila was shaded by the group.
Adam Levine, 38, took a shot at Lorde when he tweeted that Julia Michaels’ performance was cut off by the network [who cut to commercial], when Lorde performed her hit, “Homemade Dynamite” without actually singing. Lorde did not belt out the lyrics to the track, and instead put on a visual dance performance. It was unclear why she didn’t sing the track, however, she did admit that she was sick with the flu.
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