Is Justin Bieber vs. Bette Midler quickly turning into the best pop feud of 2015? The back-and-forth reignited on Thursday (Nov. 5) after the Biebs hilariously referred to the music and film legend as “Britt Meddler” in a new interview.
Last month, Midler criticized Bieber’s father, Jeremy Bieber, for congratulating his son on a nude photo leak. “The biggest dick in this situation is the dead who abandoned his son,” Midler tweeted in reaction to the story.
In a new Billboard cover story, Bieber addresses Midler’s comment by saying that he doesn’t know who the person criticizing him even is. “This Britt Meddler … I don’t even know who that is, honestly,” Bieber says. “I wanted to immediately say ‘Who is this lady?’, but then I’m just fueling this negativity.”
Hours after the cover story dropped and “Britt Meddler” became the 2015 version of “Adele Dazeem,” Midler fired back on Twitter:
What will Bieber say in response? Will he apologize for dismissing Midler, or will he fire back about how The First Wives Club isn’t as good as we all remember? Stay tuned.