Justin Bieber Hangs Up On Radio Interview After DJ Brings Up His Mom

Jun 29th, 2012 // 10 Comments
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Justin Bieber seems like an easygoing fellow to talk to — we sure didn’t have any problems relating to him one-on-one during our recent interviews with the pop star — but it turns out a few things are off limits when you’re in the middle of a Q&A with The Biebs: 1) his mama, and 2) likening him to any other famous Justins in the pop world.

Bieber called into Mojo In The Morning,  and things started off okay until the DJ attempted to compliment Bieber by comparing him to Justin Timberlake. The singer didn’t find it so flattering. “Our voices sound nothing alike,” he shot back. After that minor hump, things went back on track until the host brings up One Direction‘s Harry Styles, and asks Justin if he trusts the older women-loving boy band member around his mother. Eventually, Bieber has enough of this chit-chat and decides to leave it altogether by hanging up.

Head below to hear the interview. Warning: it’s so awkward. 

(Jump to 6:25 for the part where things really get painful.)

Mojo: “Do you worry about Harry when he’s around your mom because it seems like he likes older women?”

Bieber: “I think you should worry about me around your mom, bro.”

Mojo: “Justin, my mom’s dead, so unfortunately, it wouldn’t work.”

Bieber: [Silence.]

Mojo: “This is the moment of the interview where it goes south.”

It turns out Bieber was “a little upset with the question”, and “probably won’t be calling back.” Let it be known now: Justin has no patience when it comes to his mama, so best to keep her out of your list of questions. (You also might want to rethink any Timberlake-related queries, lest you get hung up on.)

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  1. Fan4me

    what a$$hole behavior on Justin’s part. damn, these celebs get the honor of being interviewed and he gets OFFENDED by something as NOT offensive as that?? ugh that’s so RUDE!!!! i would never do this!!! the interviewer was being NICE! disgusting tbh.

  2. lvdisney

    I am a big Justin Bieber fan but think he over reacted, the the inverviewer was really being nice with alot of compliments. I agree with the comment made that he (JB) may be overworked and stressed.

  3. ME

    So sad of what radio has become. Letting DJ’s run wild on air and just do whatever. The companies have control of what songs they play and the DJ’s just get to act like idiots. TV and websites know how to get fun and interesting interviews from people more times than some radio stations do.

  4. Okay, so, please note, this is not the first time this specific interviewer has been hung up on. He’s also been hung up on by Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus.

  5. KidrauhlUniverse

    I’m not saying what Justin said was right but obviously he didn’t know, & the interviewer didn’t have to ask that question about his mom .. & the fact that he was basically mocking Justin after he hung up, thats what’s immature.

  6. Missie James

    I think that ass who is trying to turn everything around in his favour, is no one going no where. He was deliberately trying to provoke Justin, and when it didn’t work, he thought he would make insinuating remarks about Justin’s Mom. This idiot who is supposed to be a dj is really just a jealous jerk trying to make his mark by insulting a young gentleman Justin B. I hope you are kicked off your sad excuse for a show,

    • Kaley

      really Missie? He’s an awesome DJ and hardly jealous. This is a spoiled little boy showing his age. Justin Timberlake should be the one who is pissed that he was compared to this youtube kid. Enjoy your 15 minutes Bieber, the ride is almost over. (If you don’t believe me just ask the fellas of nkothb, 98 degrees, backstreet boys, Debbie Gibson, …….. I could go on and on and on

  7. Omaha

    who cares? Justin did the same thing in Omaha Nebraska on the radio station 94.1 the big party show in the morning. When Justin turns 21 he will be more mature and will be able to answer the questions about his mom. Hanging up just show his age. That’s to bad Omaha would love to have him do a concert. Give him 5 more years and he will handle it like a mature man.

  8. Hannah

    bieber was a dick. the DJ was not provoking him, he was trying to compliment him. justin is too immature to respond in a mannerly way. i love justin’s music, but just because someone is talented does not excuse their behavior.

  9. Luci

    Bieber seems to be turning into a diva. The Justin Timberlake comment was absolutely not rude, he meant it as a sincere compliment. Nevermind that recently Bieber commented in a different interview that he would consider a comparison to Timberlake as a compliment. In regards to the Harry Styles comment about Beiber’s mom, Selena and Justin had joked previously about the issue. In an interview Selena said “Both me and Justin still have really hot mom and Justin was like, ‘Harry might have become one of my best buddies, but with his record we need to keep him away from our mums.’” So it’s okay for them to joke around about it but nobody else?

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