As many celebrities expressed their grief and paid tributes to Prince after his sudden death, seems like one person wasn't really here for one of the tributes made to the late music icon.
Guitarist Andrew Watt shared a really touching post on Instagram, revering Prince as a guitar idol and said he was the last of the greatest living performers. That statement must have ticked Bieber off as he left a snarky comment "well not the last greatest living performer".
That was enough to anger fans and boyyyy even though some of his fans tried to defend him that he didn't mean any disrespect to the memory of Prince, others blasted him seriously on twitter
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
The comment has ever since been deleted. Check out the fans' reactions.
Though sad, God took Prince from this world to punish us for allowing Justin Bieber to become so popular.— The Xian Satirist (@TheXianSatirist) April 22, 2016
While other celebrities shared their love and sadness for Prince, Justin Bieber managed to make the situation about himself. Says a lot.— barry (@pacsunbutera) April 21, 2016
Dear god if we give you Justin Bieber could you please give us back Prince, Freddie Mercury and David Bowie ❤️💜— TREENA (@Treenaseward) April 22, 2016
Justin's PR team however insisted that the comment was fabricated.......Hmmm, fabricated keh? That was his real instagram account ni!! He should have just apologized and retracted the comment immediately...I'm guessing it's too late to say sorry now.Prince: 7 Grammys, 1 golden globe, 1 Academy Award. Hall Of Famer.— The Armenian Unicorn (@PierreBalian) April 21, 2016
Justin Bieber: 1 Grammy
I'll just leave this here.