Justin Bieber took offense when “Mojo” from the radio program Mojo In The Morning compared him to Justin Timberlake and joked about his mom and Harry Styles of One Direction. Here’s the Timberlake part:
DJ: “I hope you take this as a compliment because I really mean it as that, but when I first got played your song by some of your record people who said ‘Hey I want you to hear something,’ and this was months and months before it came out, they said ‘Take a listen to this and tell me if you can tell me who this is.’ I thought it was Justin Timberlake.”
Bieber: “Where, what one?”
DJ: “When I heard ‘Boyfriend’ for the very first time, you know, like I said that it as a compliment ’cause I think Justin Timberlake is the man. But I thought it was Justin Timberlake’s single and then when they told me it was you and I was so excited for ya.”
Bieber: “Man, that’s crazy, because our voices sound nothing alike.”
DJ: “But it’s funny though because you have, do you not take that as a compliment?”
Bieber: “I mean, I’m not trying to sound like anyone. Saying I sound like someone else is not really a compliment. I think that if you were to say like you know, ‘I definitely heard some Justin Timberlake-esque things in your sound’ I would take that as a compliment, but saying you thought it was Justin Timberlake I don’t think that’s [a compliment].”
DJ: “Do you worry about Harry [Styles] around your mom, since he likes older women.”
Bieber: “I think you should worry [about him] and your mom.”
DJ: “Justin, my mom’s dead, so unfortunately it wouldn’t work. [Long pause] hey, this is the moment of the interview where it goes South.”
…And that’s the moment you hear the click of a phone that has recently been hung up.
Just for kicks, here’s my favorite moment in Justin Bieber’s career.