Justin Bieber has been named Saturday Night Live’s “worst-behaved guest” by show veterans Bill Hader and Jay Pharaoh, who were on the show from 2010-2016 and 2005-2013, respectively.
Both men appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live! Thursday night, and when a caller asked, “Who was the worst-behaved musical guest or host [during] your time at SNL?” they were in agreement immediately.
“I mean, we both know, dog,” said Pharoah to Hader. “Yeah, it was Bieber,” Hader responded.
“He just was in a bad place...Maybe he’s in a better place, but back then he was in a very…it was rough,” added Hader of Justin. “Everybody’s usually on great behavior...Bieber is the only one in my experience...he just seemed like exhausted or just at the end of a rope. I mean, he was just so huge.”
Justin was the host and musical guest on a 2013 SNL episode, in the middle of his Believe world tour. At the time, he had recently split from his on-again, off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez. In the episode, Justin appeared in nearly every sketch and performed two songs acoustically: “As Long as You Love Me” and “Nothing Like Us.”
He used the show as an opportunity to poke fun at himself for everything from his singing and dancing, to his physical appearance, to his weed habit.
Bieber has actually been on the show three times: once as a performer in 2010, hosting and performing (becoming the youngest male to ever do so) in 2013 and he made a cameo in 2012 for the 100th SNL digital short.
Meanwhile, Bieber was involved in a car accident on Friday night. He was rear-ended while driving on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles at around 9 p.m. – but the Range Rover that struck Justin's car suffered the brunt of the damage, according to TMZ.
By contrast, Justin's G-Class Mercedes only suffered a small dent, and officers from the LA County Sheriff’s Department – who quickly arrived on the scene – decided against taking a police report.
As far as the most obnoxious guest host, many former SNL cast members say the late comic Milton Berle stood out above the rest.