As if it was any of Letterman’s darn business, the TV host grabbed the eighteen year old pop star’s arm and demanded he explain himself for getting a new tattoo.
‘Oh God, how many do you have?’ Letterman asked him.
‘I have … just a couple,’ stammered Justin, with an embarrassed smile, whereupon Letterman demanded to be told this would be his last tattoo.
Bieber refused to be drawn and simply answered,
Then they got into a tetchy exchange:
‘Honestly, how does that help how you look to have a tattoo?’ Letterman asked.
Mainly would have been fully in Bieber’s corner when barked back,
‘How does it not? It doesn’t not help the way I look.’
That is when Letterman grabbed Justin Bieber’s newly tattooed arm, obviously causing him pain.
‘Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! This is brand new! Grandpa,’ Bieber yelped.
So far so good on Bieber defending himself. But then things turned bad when Letterman urged him not to go crazy with the body art so that he starts to look like the Sistine Chapel.
‘I’m not going for the sixteenth chapel look,’ Justin shot back, causing David to wryly quip, ‘Canadian High School!’
But what do you think to the exchange, and David Letterman passing judgement on a teenage Justin Bieber’s body art?