No, that’s not the skateboard ramp in question; that’s just the one Justin Bieber helped build in his backyard with the set of Cool Tools that Santa gave him for Christmas.
TMZ says that Canada’s perpetual bratty 6th grader pulled a bit of a brat move recently. Justin was supposed to make an appearance at Montreal’s Beachclub (you know, the same place Kylie Jenner celebrated her 18th birthday) today, but he changed his mind. Sources say Justin decided to bail because the promoter only paid half his allowance. According to the contract he signed, Justin would get half his appearance fee up front and the other half two days before the event. Well, two days before came and went, and his piggy bank never saw the rest of the money, so he crossed his arms and told them to find another marginally-talented toddler.
Here’s where the bratty part comes in. TMZ says Beachclub built a $20,000 custom floating skateboard ramp just for Justin Bieber’s appearance. No word on whether or not it was Justin’s idea, but I can’t see why anyone would sink $20,000 into a floating pile of plywood unless some spoiled asshole pulled a Veruca Salt and demanded they do it.
Justin’s people say they gave the promoter a second chance to hand over the money, but it never happened. The promoter has since gone MIA. A rep for Beachclub tells TMZ:
“We are incredibly disappointed and upset by the lack of professionalism exhibited by Team Productions (the event’s promoter) in violating their contract with Justin Bieber and disappointing the thousands of fans that were going to flock to Beachclub today.”
“Oh, don’t worry – we’re not disappointed” said everyone at Beachclub today.
I do feel a little bad for Beachclub, though. They spent all that money, and Justin Bieber never got to use their skate ramp. Maybe if they want to recoup some of that cash, they could sell that floating curved barge to Jon Hamm. I’m sure The Hammaconda has always wondered what it would be like to go swimming without sinking straight to the bottom.