The extraordinarily beautiful Esperanza Spalding has been catching a lot of heat from all those little girls (and grown folks!) with Bieber fever because she snagged the Best New Artist Grammy over the teen crooner. Well, the Biebster might have to face the wrath of the Big Hair Don’t Care Club! Little man did the ultimate no-no…touched Esperanza’s hair during an interview!
Check out what The Grio says about it:
As if enduring death threats from angry hormonal tweens weren’t enough, Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spalding had to incur another act of violence via Justin Bieber — he touched her hair.
The two sat down with the Associated Press after Spalding’s surprising Best New Artist win. The jazz musician showed the depth of her patience and character by bearing an interview with Bieber in the first place — since when does the loser get more camera time than the person who walked away with the award? But the awkward moment escalates to absolute cringe-worthy when the interviewer asks the pair “how do you feel about each other?” Bieber replies “I like you hair,” patting Spalding’s ‘fro like a memory foam mattress.
Now I’m probably preaching to the choir on this one, but for the painfully uniformed and ignorant, please heed this simple PSA: DO NOT TOUCH A BLACK PERSON’S HAIR.
Read the rest of the story and watch the video of the follicle faux pas over on The Grio.