Bon Jovi Has Some Harsh Words for Justin Bieber
Jon Bon Jovi called the not-so-teeny bopper Justin Bieber an a–hole for showing up late to his shows. Bon Jovi’s lead singer told London’s Evening Standard that the 19-year-old pop star is in danger of losing his fans with that attitude. “Every generation has guys that do that,” Bon Jovi said. “None of that is new.”
Bon Jovi was referring to Bieber’s March concert at London’s O2 Arena, in which the star arrived onstage two hours after he was supposed to. Bon Jovi said performers who do this “run the risk of disrespecting their audience members who have worked hard to pay for their ticket, to give you the permission to take two or three hours of their lives — or in that kid’s case, 80 minutes of their lives.
“Do it once, you can be forgiven,” he continued. “Do it enough times and shame on you. They won’t have you back. Then it just becomes a cliche. It’s really not cool. You’re an a–hole. Go to f–kin’ work!”
Bieber blamed the delay — which he claimed was only 40 minutes — on technical difficulties, but given the singer’s recent tabloid headlines, we’re not really positive he can pawn this one off one of his roadies.
Bieber could take a few lessons from the Jersey-born singer. Say what you want about JBJ, but Bon Jovi has a reputation for being a consummate professional and an amazing frontman with nearly 30 years of hit records and millions of fans world-wide to back him up. You think Bieber is going to have the same longevity that Jon Bon Jovi has? We doubt it very highly.