Beliebers, cover your eyes and ears.
Tonight, Comedy Central will air its Roast of Justin Bieber—a surefire ratings behemoth emceed by superstar comedian Kevin Hart that will feature a dais of stand-ups and celebs ripping into the “Baby” singer. A motley crew of people ranging from Snoop Dogg and Shaquille O’Neal to Martha Stewart and Hannibal Buress will give the drag-racing, house-egging, drunk-driving lil pop star his well-deserved comeuppance.
But many of Hollywood’s biggest stars have already laid the groundwork for tonight’s verbal onslaught. So to whet your appetite, here are the best celeb Bieber burns, from hip-hop’s first couple to Taylor Swift’s tongue seen ’round the world.
Jon Hamm: “Hey, shithead!”
“Look at Bieber or whoever,” Hamm told Men’s Fitness last year. “You’re like, ‘What the fuck, man? What are you doing? Why?’ There’s no one telling those people no, and it’s a shame… [He should have] a mom or a dad or a really good friend who can say, ‘Hey, shithead!’”
Jay Z & Beyoncé: “Even the greatest can fall.”
During a performance of their “On the Run” tour in Miami—the place where Biebs got busted for drag racing—Beyonce announced, “Even the greatest can fall,” before flashing a mug shot of Bieber onto the screen. Earlier, the mugshot flashed again and froze on the screen during Jay Z’s “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)” line, “Poof! Vamoose son of a bitch.”
Selena Gomez: “Well, that makes two of us.”
Bieber’s on-off girlfriend, who’s now apparently off and dating DJ Zedd, appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman when the host said, “He said something and then I said something, and I made him cry.” Gomez replied, “Well that makes two of us,” before giving Letterman a high five.
Seth Rogen: “Piece of shit.”
“He’s a good example of someone you meet, who you think you’re going to hate, and then you get to hate him as much as you thought,” Rogen told Howard Stern of meeting Biebs. “You meet him, and he lives up to every one of your expectations of how you hope he will be.”
Taylor Swift: Wait for the tongue.
One Direction’s Liam Payne: “How many times have I been arrested.”
After a Twitter troll tweeted at Liam Payne that he was upset he’ll never be as famous as Justin Bieber, the One Directioner replied:
Justin Timberlake: “Chipmunk.”
In an unaired SNL sketch (below) Timberlake says of Bieber, “Why don’t you just put a wig on a chipmunk and train it to act like a black man?”
Olivia Wilde: “Put your fucking shirt on.”
Leonardo DiCaprio & Orlando Bloom: A Hero Blooms in Ibiza
Orlando Bloom accomplished the dreams of many when he took a few swings (or maybe swats) at Biebs in Ibiza. Apparently, he was egged on by his dinner companion DiCaprio, who is decidedly not a Belieber.
Rhea Durham: “Wow, the retouching.”Mark Wahlberg’s wife on Biebs’ Calvin Klein ads:
Jon Bon Jovi: “You’re an asshole.”
“Every generation has guys that do that, none of that is new,” Bon Jovi told the London Evening Standard of Biebs showing up hours late to a stadium gig. “They run the risk of disrespecting their audience members who have worked hard to pay for their ticket, to give you the permission to take two or three hours of their lives—or in that kid’s case, 80 minutes of their lives. Do it once, you can be forgiven. Do it enough times and shame on you. They won’t have you back. Then it just becomes a cliché. It’s really not cool—you’re an asshole. Go to fuckin’ work!”
Marg Helgenberger: “A brat.”
“I shouldn't be saying this, but he’s kind of a brat,” the CSI star told a French radio station about 17-year-old Biebs’ appearance on the show. “He was actually very nice to me, but he locked one of the producers in a closet. And he put his fist through a cake that was on the table.”
Miley Cyrus: “You don’t want to become a joke.”
“I just don’t want to see him fuck that up, to where people think he’s Vanilla Ice,” Cyrus told Rolling Stone in 2013. “I tell him that. Like, ‘You don’t want to become a joke. When you go out, don’t start shit. Don’t come in shirtless.’ But the thing is, I think boys are, like, seven years behind. So in his head, he’s really, like, 12.”