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Justin Bieber Caught In Billie Joe Armstrong's Crossfire Because He's Usher's Protégé??

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Justin Bieber wasn't even present when Billie Joe Armstrong blasted him at iHeart Radio Fest on Friday.

So why him?? Why'd he target the Biebs???

Well WE think it's cuz he's Usher's protégé!!

You see… Green Day had to shorten their time on stage because Usher was given more time to perform.

Furious with feelings of disrespect, the frontman went off about his band's tenure in the industry. Basically saying they deserved more than the treatment they were given (true), he then said:


And that's when the guitar smashing began. But everyone was wondering, why pick on Justin??

Well… since Justin is Usher's musical baby boom, Billie might have equated that with the contentment of bending over backwards for the hip hopper.

But obviously that wasn't the case for Green Day! Billie Joe was PISSED beyond belief and even subsequently checked himself into rehab.

Meanwhile, Usher and Justin's manager seemed totally unfazed by all of it. One source even says:

"Scooter [Braun] was standing right off to the side of the stage when Green Day was performing and he saw the whole thing. He didn’t care at all. Justin isn’t upset, no one is mad."

Well.. no one except BJA!

And we gotta admit, as crazy as his rant was, he had a point.

It totally sucked for the legendary band… but the show must go on!! And speaking of…

CLICK HERE to see the iHeart Fest Freak-Out for URSELF!!

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29 comments to “Justin Bieber Caught In Billie Joe Armstrong's Crossfire Because He's Usher's Protégé??”

  1. Lenny says – reply to this


    All Billie Jo meant by that comment was to SHOW SOME RESPECT–they have MORE than earned it, having been in the business for more than 20 years. If you wanna shorten someone's set, then someone LIKE JB should have taken the hit, since he's only been around for like 4 years?

  2. 2

    Re: Lenny – Exactly.

  3. Blam says – reply to this


    <3 BJA

  4. 4

    it's contemptment, not contentment.

  5. 5

    Billie Joe was upset that he had to wait for a pre-recorded Justin Bieber segment while waiting on stage at the season finally of America's Got Talent. Howard Stern noticed Armstrong was so upset that Bieber's dorkey appearance that Stern took the time to mention as one of the main things he remembered from the finally. This was stated by stern at the 58 min mark on the 9/17 episode of his show. I'm sure it cut into his time, and having to wait and listen to it pissed him off.

  6. 6

    Re: hoochpit – Contemptment? Is that a word? Actually, if Perez wrote this - he might have meant contentment.

  7. BillieLover says – reply to this


    Billie isn't crazy… He was indignant.

    Green Day has been singing more than Usher, Usher is a "singer" very commercial. The songs lyrics of Usher are absurd, however, Green Day songs will touch your heart. Usher has less followers of Green Day and many people were there to see them. A little respect, please.
    Billie Joe was so angry because he only acted for twenty five minutes!! He said "I'm not the fucking Justin Bieber" because Usher was there. And then he broke his guitar because they are PUNK! And then Billie went to rehab because after the actuation he was so nervous that he toke a lot of relaxing pills… So he suffered a overdose… fortunately now he is better!! And he's going to come again to Las Vegas!

  8. Anabelle Whitepaws says – reply to this


    …BUT Usher's been around longer than Green Day. Must you forget Usher's been in the biz since he was around 10 or 11 years old… Get it straight Perez… Oh, BTW… Green Day came out and said their set was NOT shortened… Billie was just high out of his mind and feeling a little unwanted I suppose.

  9. 9

    OH who cares he had a baby fit and broke his toys. I can't stand Justin Bieber but I'm not a fan of Green day either. All their songs sound the same.

  10. Vegas says – reply to this


    I was there and Green Day's set was not cut short…if he would have stopped all his ranting he would of gotten his full set time. I used to love Green Day but now they are complete sell outs "trying" to be punk… No Doubt has been around just as long and they got one of the shortest sets and went on first but you didn't see them crying on stage…If they want to be all punk rock then stop playing huge commercialized events oh wait their not "punk rock"

  11. 11

    AGAIN PEREZ??? WTF is it with you calling every goddamn black singer a rapper? Has Usher EVER rapped? Has he ever been a "Hip-hopper" as you like to put it? I think you must either be really racist or plain old ignorant. What is your problem.

  12. Darlene says – reply to this


    UM …Billie Joe can say and blast whoever he wants!!!! And I fully agree with him! Bay Area music RULES BABY!!!

  13. bobsyerunkle says – reply to this


    Re: Anabelle Whitepaws
    Sorry…while I think what Armstrong did was funny yet uncalled for, please don't try to make Usher be some elder statesman to music. Green Day released their first album in 1989…when Usher was 10-11. He was still 5 years away from his freshman effort.

  14. Evie says – reply to this


    Green day deserves way more respect than that. They were big in the 90s early 2000s, and are still well respected know. I'm not surprised by the shitty music industry for pulling this.

  15. TJ says – reply to this


    I was there, and the freak out seemed totally fake. And "Vegas" is right — if he'd stopped ranting, he would have had more time to perform. Many of their artists went out of their way to thank the fans and obviously did their best to give great performances for the fans. Billy Joe, instead, threw a selfish little fit. And rehab? They have a new album coming out, and we all know that rehab is positive PR move, so….

  16. Naomi says – reply to this


    Well, if you wanna get technical around here, Billie Joe's been in the music industry since he was 5, and he's 40 now so..

    Yeah. Bottom line is that Green Day deserved more time and to not get treated like crap.

  17. 17

    You are an asshole Perez. An ignorant, insensitive, disrespectful asshole. Your love of vapid pop and auto-tuned, talentless shits is showing. But then again, we already knew that from your shitty failure of a CD. Loser. I wish Armstrong would take his anger out on your ugly ape face. I'd pay money to see that, fegget.

  18. Jeff says – reply to this


    Music has become a joke! Everyone is using pitch correction and they're searching for looks rather than talent. I hope a band comes out soon to turn the industry upside down… much like Nirvana did.

  19. KS says – reply to this


    Elderly men acting like children is hardly punk. BJA needs to realize that times change and this is no longer the 90s. Teens want to see Usher and JB…not some 40-year olds with too much makeup on.

  20. yyt says – reply to this


    I can't believe people call what bieber is doing is called music thank god for him there are millions of stupid teenage girls

  21. BJA4Life says – reply to this


    You miss the point, it's because he like the rest of this population with good taste in music, doesn't understand how the hell justin bieber is famous. Seriously, Green Day have earned their keep 10X, it is bullshit for them to be under appreciated!

  22. BJA4Life says – reply to this


    Re: BillieLover – No, he wasn't on pills, he had drank for the first time in a year…..

  23. BJA4Life says – reply to this


    Re: Vegas – Get it right, Billie Joe has already apologized and acknowledged that he was mistaken, this month is the 30th anniversary of his father's death and he drank for the first time in a year. People make mistakes. Green Day doesn't try to be anything. They are who they are, there's no point in trying to label them, a habit you seem to lean towards. Maybe, you would still like them if you attempted to understand the musicians themselves, instead of deciding against them for something thing they did once when they were too drunk.

  24. BJA4Life says – reply to this


    Re: KS – Are you implying that music is only for teens now? Last time I checked I <3 Music was for adults as well as teenagers. People went there for Green Day, as well, so being cut short is not only an insult to Green Day, who may I remind you are music legends, but it was also an insult to the fans who gathered with the intent to see Green Day.

  25. k` says – reply to this


    lmao i hate 99 percent of green day music, who cares if he wasnt given much time, people were prob tired of hearing him, i like ushers better not because of it having ”purpose” but cause its catchy and doesnt make me want to kill myself unlike green day. sometimes people need to realize their years of fame are over with and step aside. i dont see green day anywhere on the charts anymore, do u? i only like wake me up when september ends and thats cuz i didnt have to see him yell like hes getting screwed lmao

  26. 26

    Is that all he said about Justin? That's not a rant you're so dramatic. Also I wouldntcall usher hip hop just like I wouldn't call Chris brown a rapper as you claim he is. He's a singer.

  27. bex says – reply to this


    I don't blame him at all for what he did and as for anabelle whaitepaws comment about usher, billie brought out a record before usher was even born

  28. Hannah says – reply to this


    I am a teen, and I'd rather listen to a potato in concert for two hours than listen to stupid Bieber for 2 minutes. Music is crap today, what happened to all the good stuff? There is NO talent and just a bunch of autotoning. Green Day is an amazing band and should not be cut short for freaking USHER.

  29. 29

    "Why would he pick on Justin?" Is that even a question…? He has much more respect than Justin Bieber. FTW