The 19-year-old pop singer apparently showed up late to a concert at London’s O2 Arena back on March 4, and the 51-year-old Bon Jovi leader does not approve.
“Every generation has guys that do that, none of that is new,” JBJ said to the London Evening Standard while on tour in Europe. “They 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.”
Bieber, it should be noted, claimed he was only 40 minutes late to the stage, cited “technical issues” for the delay, and even offered an apology. (This was around the same time of his very public, somewhat physical scuffle with the paparazzi, by the way.)
Still, Bon Jovi remains unmoved. “Do it once, you can be forgiven,” he said. “Do it enough times and shame on you. They won’t be back. Then it just becomes a cliché. It’s really not cool: you’re an a–hole. Go to f–in’ work!”