Justin Bieber Shuts Down Radio Interview Over ‘Mom’ Joke

2 Jul

Justin Bieber ended a recent interview with radio show Mojo in the Morning after the show’s host, Mojo, asked if he was afraid One Direction’s Harry Styles might end up seducing his mother, given his penchant for older women. It was a question the 18-year-old pop star didn’t find amusing.

"I mean, definitely somewhat [I am friends with One Direction now]. They were in town a while ago and they came over and stuff, but, yeah, they’re good kids," he said when asked about his friendship with the Brit boy banders, before adding, "I don’t think you should worry about me [and my mom with Harry Styles] — worry about your mom, bro."

Mojo then noted that his mother had passed away, before Bieber hung up on the call. The interview has since been taken off the show’s official site, but found its way onto YouTube. It wasn’t the only contentious part of the interview. Prior to that, Bieber seemed to be annoyed that Mojo had compared his single, "Boyfriend," to the musical stylings of Justin Timberlake.

"Man, that’s crazy ’cause our voices sound nothing alike. I mean, I’m not trying to sound like anyone. Saying I sound like someone else is not really a compliment. … I think if you were to say I heard some Justin Timberlake-esque things in your sound I would take that as a compliment," he said.

"Justin Timberlake is definitely really talented and is similar because he’s white and he’s singing pop, R&B," he continued, mirroring a comment his manager Scooter Braun recently made about the comparison. "I think we both have the type of edge. I definitely want to have my own lane and not be compared. But I think he is super, super-talented."

On Saturday, Mojo tweeted that he had been suspended in response to the interview; Clear Channel, which broadcasts his show, said in a statement to industry trade magazine Radio Ink that "As a policy we don’t comment on personnel matters." Clear Channel had yet to respond to MTV News’ request for comment by press time. Mojo hadn’t updated his Twitter on Monday (July 2) regarding his suspension.

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Source: mtv.com
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