David Letterman has never been late night TV’s most affable host, but during Justin Bieber’s visit to “The Late Show” Thursday night, the host was in an especially cantankerous mood. Why the cranky demeanor? Blame it on the Beeb’s new body art.
The teen heartthrob commemorated the release of his new album, “Believe,” earlier this week with a new tattoo on the inside of his forearm. After spotting the fresh ink, Letterman wondered, “Oh God, how many do you have?” Bieber mumbled vaguely about having just “a couple.” For Letterman, who's sounding more and more like his late colleague Andy Rooney with each passing day, this was cause for further alarm: “Tell me that’s the last one.... Honestly, how does that help how you look?”
“It doesn’t not help how I look,” Bieber replied meekly. Then Letterman pounced, grabbing the scrawny singer’s forearm and grunting, “Get that off there.” Bieber squealed and, after a bit of a struggle, managed to pry his arm away from crazy Uncle Dave.