Keith Richards reportedly branded Justin Bieber ‘a wannabe’ after a chance encounter at a bar.
According to US weekly, the 71-year-old Rolling Stones legend and 20-year-old ‘Baby’ singer were both at a ‘tiny beach bar’ on the luxurious Parrot Cay island in the Turks And Caicos last month when the altercation took place.
An onlooker told the magazine: “There was an old guy throwing back drinks who said, ‘Who the f**k are you?’ [and Justin replied] ‘I don’t know, who the f**k are you?’”
The ‘old guy’ in question was in fact Keith Richards, who found Justin’s cocky response amusing, allegedly telling him: “You’re a man. I respect that,” before walking off.
Justin only realised who he had been talking to when ‘another old guy came over and told Justin, “Keith Richards wants to have a drink with you.””
The source goes on to claim that Keith later told Justin: “Let’s get one thing straight. You’re a wannabe,” after the heartthrob ‘tried to bro down with him’.
Whatever ‘trying to bro down’ actually means.
The wannabe must have done something right, however, with the two swapping numbers after they had a long talk.
Quite unsurprisingly, Justin was over the moon with the encounter (despite not actually initially knowing who Keith was). The insider added: “Justin called it the best night ever.”
This isn’t time of late that Justin Bieber has gone unrecognised – after he was mistaken for a ‘butcher version of Miley Cyrus’.
The singer was enjoying a night out with friends recently when they gatecrashed a meeting of gay Republicans at the State Social House, LA.
Ben Coleman, the event chairman of the Los Angeles chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans, described the situation on American radio station 790 KABC, explaining that the restaurant manager had purely told him that ‘some other people’ wanted to ‘hang out in the corner’ eating chicken wings.
He said: “I went downstairs and someone I knew said ‘did you see Justin Bieber just went upstairs?’
“I went back and looked around the corner and I saw the group and, literally, I didn’t see Justin Bieber, I just saw a bunch of girls.
“I got a closer look and said, oh yeah that’s the Biebs, for sure. But he looked like a butcher version of Miley Cyrus.”
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