Snoop Dogg, Shaquille O’Neal, and rapper Ludacris all turned out to give a flaming tribute to the star. Bieber, who rose to mega-stardom after record producer Scooter Braun and R&B star Usher discovered him on YouTube, has been one of the world’s most popular and most hated musical performers.
BusinessInsider reported that the “Baby” singer entered the stage for the show by being lowered from the ceiling. He was wearing white angel wings that were pinned back. Bieber, who has been criticized for having a feminine appearance and for his radically changing behavior, arrived in a blue suit and tie. He was also joined on stage by his pet monkey – Perhaps a cleverly planned pun?
Perhaps it was the public scrutiny and pressures of stardom that led the pop star to slide into a series of criminal behavior and antics.
A toxicology report, given following one of his arrests, revealed Bieber to have been under the influence of marijuana and Alprazolam at the time of his arrest.
His child-star-gone-awry antics led to the loss of fans and heavy criticism, part of which was the focus of the roast. During the roast, fellow stars and has-beens dogged on Bieber for his past relationship with Selena Gomez, his criminal behavior, and his appearance.
The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will air on March 30.