Justin Bieber hopes to reinvent himself with his new sound and look as he drops his latest album later this year, but when it comes to music and pop culture, it seems that Justin has a little research to do. In a recent interview with Billboard discussing his nude photo scandal, he revealed that he had no idea who Bette Midler was by calling her “Britt Meddler.” And to tell you the truth, we don’t know who Britt Meddler is either!
The slight feud and shade throwing all started when Justin’s dad tweeted about his nude photos asking “what do you feed that thing?” which prompted Midler to step in and throw shade about Bieber’s dad being an absentee father. Of course, this didn’t sit well with Bieber who had this to say about the situation:
“I don’t even know who that is, honestly. I wanted to immediately say ‘Who is this lady?’, but then I’m just fueling this negativity. I do feel the photo was an invasion of my privacy. I felt super violated. My dad made light of it, but I don’t think that’s sick and twisted. It was funny. Dads are going to be dads.”
Hmm…how can you be in music and have NO IDEA who Bette Midler is? Well, Midler is taking the entire incident in stride and has since tweeted to Justin that she has no idea who Britt is either. A fake twitter account for @BrittMedler has also been created chronicling the incident with Justin and has brought much amusement to the iconic singer.
However, in the end, Midler is rooting for Justin’s comeback and hopes he succeeds as an adult artist.