The 2011 American Music Awards ceremony was not lacking in weird moments, from Nicki Minaj’s derriere amplification system to Jennifer Lopez’s product placement performance, as our own Jen Chaney noted this morning.
But one of the strangest moments happened on the red carpet, where Justin Bieber attempted to go old school in an ill-fitting black velvet tuxedo with tails.
It’s hard to zero in on the oddest component of the overall confusing look — Bieber’s slicked down hair, the lopsided pre-tied bow tie, the jacket which is clearly too large for the teen star.
It’s obvious what the Biebs was going for. The 17-year-old wanted to match girlfriend Selena Gomez, who was wearing a rather glamourous Armani gown. The pair even departed from the event in a white Rolls Royce. It was sort of like famous kid prom.
And yes, Bieber has a right to be a little distracted from his fashions right now thanks to the baby mama drama he’s facing. His manager Scooter Braun told “Extra!” his client was scheduled to take a paternity test last Friday, so it may be over very soon.
But could no one find the guy a jacket that fit? Was there no one to tie this kid’s bow tie? What did you think of Bieber’s grown up look? Sound off in the comments and vote in our poll.