Wow. We sure hope Nick Cannon is sitting down before he reads this.
If The Sun (UK) is to be believed, 10-year-old singer Justin Bieber unexpectedly lashed out at Mariah Carey during an otherwise normal interview with the paper.
While praising Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Beyoncé, he didn't mince words when it came to Mimi. "I don't love her new music, it's not the same," he said.
"It's like Michael Jordan coming back to the NBA. She is past her best."
Snap. Looks like someone's publicist is gonna be working overtime ... or already did. The quote and any mention of Carey has since been removed. Suspicious!
Justin Bieber likened Mariah Carey to the Washington Wizards iteration of Michael Jordan. Possibly. The origin of the prepubescent star's Carey quote is debatable.
Could Bieber have a cleaner on retainer to fix his verbal gaffes (like saying Miley Cyrus isn't his type)? Could the reporter have made that up and later been called out?
We may never know. But we're going to go ahead and officially say we think he said it, because look at him. He's a little hothead, you can just tell. What a frickin' punk.
Celebrity feuds, real or imagined, are more fun, right?