Justin Bieber: Why I Wore Overalls to Meet Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Justin Bieber meets Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper flickr/PM Harper

Maybe Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is a New Kids on the Block fan?

Justin Bieber came under some fire over the weekend after a photo emerged in which the 18-year-old "Baby" singer meets and shakes hands with his country's leader — wearing overalls, a white t-shirt, bulky silver chain and backwards black cap.

Harper bestowed the Canadian pop superstar with a Diamond Jubilee Medal in Ottawa — but Gawker dubbed him the "White Trash Prince" for the not-so-formal attire meeting the head of state.

But Bieber took notice of the jibe.

"The pic of me and the Prime Minister was taken in a room in the arena where i was performing at that day," wrote Selena Gomez's on-again, off-again beau. "I walked straight from my meet and greet to him, if you . . .expect me to have a change of clothes let a loan [sic] a suit at that specific time that's crazy, It wasn't like it was like I was going into his environment we were at a hockey arena. Wow am i ever white trash."

Hilariously, Harper himself weighed in on the scandal via his official Twitter: "In fairness to @justinbieber, I told him I would be wearing my overalls too. #cdnpoli #beliebers"

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