VIDEO: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Flips Out On Stage: I'm Not Justin Bieber
Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong flipped out on stage while performing at the IHeartRadio music festival Friday.
With only a minute left in the band's set — which had been cut 20 minutes to give Usher more time — the singer began a profanity-filled rant, complaining that he and his band deserved more respect than they were receiving.
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"Give me a f---ing break. One minute left," Armstrong began. "I've been around since nineteen-eighty-f---ing-eight and you're going to give me one f---ing minute?"
The singer continued his tirade, angry at the preferential treatment toward young pop stars. "I'm not f---ing Justin Bieber, you motherf---ers! You gotta be f---ing joking."
Armstrong then proceeded to smash his guitar on stage, with another band member following suit, before storming off the stage.
Christina Aguilera recently recruited Armstrong to be a mentor for her team on The Voice this fall. The "Genie in a Bottle" singer famously snubbed a hug from The Biebs during Season 2 of the reality show. Could their '90s stardom and mutual dislike for the young star have brought this unlikely duo together? (Though Aguilera denies ever dissing Bieber.)
Watch the full rant below: