Close

Wonderwall

Justin Bieber: Why I Wore Overalls to Meet Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

USMagazine, Monday, November 26, 2012, 6:00am (PST)

Maybe Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is a New Kids on the Block fan?

Justin Bieber came under some fire over the weekend after a photo emerged in which the 18-year-old "Baby" singer meets and shakes hands with his country's leader -- wearing overalls, a white t-shirt, bulky silver chain and backwards black cap.

PHOTOS: Celebs with Bieber fever

Harper bestowed the Canadian pop superstar with a Diamond Jubilee Medal in Ottawa -- but Gawker dubbed him the "White Trash Prince" for the not-so-formal attire meeting the head of state.

But Bieber took notice of the jibe.

PHOTOS: Stars with Bieber's hair!

"The pic of me and the Prime Minister was taken in a room in the arena where i was performing at that day," wrote Selena Gomez's on-again, off-again beau. "I walked straight from my meet and greet to him, if you . . .expect me to have a change of clothes let a loan [sic] a suit at that specific time that's crazy, It wasn't like it was like I was going into his environment we were at a hockey arena. Wow am i ever white trash."

PHOTOS: A history of Justin and Selena's romance

Hilariously, Harper himself weighed in on the scandal via his official Twitter: "In fairness to @justinbieber, I told him I would be wearing my overalls too. #cdnpoli #beliebers"

Tell Us: Should Bieber have changed his clothes to meet his Prime Minister?: Should Bieber have changed his clothes to meet his Prime Minister?

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Justin Bieber: Why I Wore Overalls to Meet Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Show Comments
When using Facebook Connect your image and name may display on Wonderwall. All Privacy Settings are controlled by Facebook
Like us on Facebook?
UP NEXT
People Awards
aa
Thanks for subscribing!