Courtney’s Corner: The Justin Bieber Roast

Justin Bieber hasn’t released a new song or album in a long time. But there is word he is in the studio, and it is coming soon.

Unless you live under a rock, you probably heard about or saw the Comedy Central Justin Bieber roast Monday night. Bieber resurfaced in the media in early January with an appearance on The Ellen Show, followed by what felt like 98 times every week after that to promote it.  

It had 4.4 million views when it aired, and it is available for download on iTunes if you missed it.

Funny man Kevin Hart was the roast master, followed by big names Shaquille O’Neal, Martha Stewart and rapper Ludacris.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner from the Kardashian clan were in the audience for every bit of the hour and 24 minutes of sharp jabs at boy wonder Bieber.

Bieber was first discovered on YouTube after his videos went viral. Usher and Justin Timberlake noticed and went into a bidding war to sign young Bieber.

Ludacris talked about meeting Bieber for the first time as a little punk kid to do their hit, “Baby,” which is the most disliked video on YouTube.

“It has a billion views because I’m in it,” Ludacris said. “And four million dislikes because he is in it.”

Other jabs pointed at his immaturity and hyperactivity as he grew up.

The roasters also noted how young Bieber was when he became famous and his $200 million net worth.

At the end, Bieber apologized.

“I turned a lot of people off in the past couple years,” Bieber said. “But you have my word, I will not end up broken, bitter or sitting on someone else’s roast.”

The roast is raw and uncensored. So if you offend easily, it’s probably not for you. But if you would like to see Bieber get sassed for a little over an hour for his few years of bad behavior and interrupting our daily lives for street racing and egg-throwing, it’s an entertaining watch.