Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

David Letterman

Rips Justin Bieber

for Ignorant Remark

6/22/2012 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber is 18 years old ... and believes Michelangelo painted the "Sixteenth Chapel" ... and last night, David Letterman ripped him for it.

Bieber was showing off his new arm tattoo on the "Late Show" ... when Dave, acting like a cranky disapproving old man, reached over and grabbed the fresh ink, causing Justin to scream out in pain.

While Justin forced a smile, Dave continued to give the Canadian singer a hard time ... and then advised Bieber, "Don't go nuts [with the tattoos] ... because more and more you see like the mural ... like the Sistine Chapel, it's too much."

Bieber replied, "I'm not going for the Sixteenth Chapel."

Letterman laughed ... and quipped, "Canadian high school."

While there's really no excuse for not knowing about one of the most famous places on the face of the Earth, Justin was under attack from the moment he stepped foot on the stage.

So, we gotta ask ...


No Avatar

| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments


Sounds like the producers wanted Beibs on for ratings and Letterman didn't approve....

852 days ago


Dave gave the pencil neck geek a complement even saying he went to high school. He probably never even went to grammar school.

852 days ago

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

He called the kid on blatant punk aazzz stupidity. What's he supposed to, what the MSM does when Obama lies his azzzz off? See what happened the other day when someone tried questioning him after he screwed black America mostly by giving the freakin amigos amnesty while they starve. Nice work O... BEIBER's turning into Vanilla ICE. freakin punkazzmomo

852 days ago

Pudding Tang    

Hilarious!, probably didn't finish high school.... Letterman rags on everybody and Beaver's pea brain was that much easier of a target.... I bet he doesn't even know where the other fifteen chapels are.

852 days ago


Hey stupid is stupid!
This stupid kid is so idolized.
What for?
He is just stupid!

852 days ago

Mary P    

Grabbing the tat was kinda dickish, but the whole art banter was called for. Bieber is idolized (for some odd reason) and he doesn't even know a simple Sistine Chapel, because he basically dropped out of school for cash. When he gets busted in a couple years for drugs or drunk or whatever, he'll blame the people who gave him celebrity, and tick off fans. It's a matter of time for this punk kid.

852 days ago

northern gypsy    

this applies to all child law their suppose to get x amount of studies per day...this is a perfect example of i don't think so !!!

852 days ago

Mick Kahler    

Regarding lame-a#& tattoos which are totally mainstream nowadays. Ladies, remember, "Today's blooming rose on a young woman's chest is tomorrow's wilted weed on an old lady's stomach."

852 days ago

Mick Kahler    

Tattoos used to be a sign of rebellion, now they're lame and mainstream. Even models in the Sears catalog have tats. In about 5 years, dermatologists are going to make a fortune removing unwanted tattoos from

852 days ago


OK, so it is blatantly obvious that whomever wrote this story for TMZ is a Bieber fan. I'm also guessing that the reporter is a flaming homosexual.

852 days ago


Hey kid your in the bigs, (no fainting talk show hosts) you had better lean how to man-up or be eaten alive in front of your mindless tiny bopper fans!!

852 days ago


Not that I'm a Beiber fan... but Dave was pretty Douchey!

852 days ago


Bieber later mentioned that Mikey Angelo is his favorite Jersey Shore cast member.

852 days ago


The reason why Letterman behaved this way is that the last time this beeber kid was on, he was extremely rude to Letterman, repeating the questions that letterman asked him back to his face like it was a stupid question. It was like the behaviour of a spoiled kid and there was no respect shown to Dave. I dont blame Letterman one bit for treating beeber this way. On a side note, for all the people who like jay leno-you have leno to thank for keeping twits like the kardashians in the public eye, fawning over them like they are royalty. Leno doesnt know how to conduct a good interview and i used to laugh when he started an interview with "So I read your book...". Do you know how to read Jay?! Letterman had it right when the Conan/ Leno fiasco happened and Leno was trying to take his show back from Conan. Letterman said "People are seeing the real Jay Leno now....."

852 days ago


its about time someone put him in his place!

852 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web