Beyonce and Jay Z are absolutely crushing it with their On the Run tour. In addition to wowing crowds with their never-before-seen wedding footage and a countless array of costumes that show off Bey's gravity-defying booty, the talented duo know how to stir up trouble by involving other celebs in their show.
I speak today of the notorious Justin Bieber. The pop singer and bad boy made an appearance at their opening night show in Miami. Only he wasn't actually there -- and the way they represented him delighted some folks and pissed off some true-blue Bieber fans.
During their performance of Jay Z's hit "H to the Izzo," Beyonce and her husband displayed a running montage of celebrity mugshots. Judging by the way Beyonce reportedly announced that "even the greatest can fall," the point of this video montage wasn't to celebrate or chastise these celebs, but to rather show how easily the most revered person can become Public Enemy #1.
Well, they included lots of well-known and respected stars like David Bowie, Robert Downey Jr., Jane Fonda, Jim Morrison. But nothing got the audience more riled up than when Jay Z shouted out "poof," causing the music to cut out for a second, after which Bieber's mugshot appeared on the big screen.
And everyone went wild.
Most Beliebers totally got what the couple was trying to do and had a good laugh on Twitter about the way Justin's mugshot was displayed. Bieber himself retweeted this post by Justin Bieber Babes:
Obviously, there are no hard feelings here.
But some of his fans didn't understand the point Bey was trying to make. One had this to say about it: "the fact that @justinbieber's mugshot was shown at @Beyonce's concert followed by "even the greatest fall." that's just f***'d."
Oh well, you can't win them all.
Personally, I don't see this as an insult to the celebs whose mugshots were used during their concert, but rather a statement about how quickly things can come tumbling down around even the wealthiest, most famous folks on the planet.
Check out this video of the performance and judge for yourself:
Do you think Beyonce and Jay Z were insulting Bieber by including his mugshot in their concert performance?
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