Last night, the Canadian industry savior and haircut titan Justin Bieber overcame a cold and a guest appearance from Sean Kingston to sell out Madison Square Garden. The performance was being taped for an upcoming 3D biopic, and thus Bieber brought out the big guns: Boyz II Men. (Usher, Jaden Smith, and Ludacris were also in the building.) But the evening’s reported highlight? A duet with 17-year-old Miley Cyrus, who just happened to have separated from her boyfriend last week. Together, they sang “Overboard,” a song Bieber initially recorded with his opening act, Jessica Jarrell. At the time, the substitution of Cyrus for Jarrell seems to have played well with the crowd–listen to those screams!–but Bieber nation is a notoriously protective bunch (see: Kim Kardashian), and the backlash against Cyrus online was swift, immediate, and fearsome. Watch your back, Miley.
im a little angry with justin at the moment because MILEY FUCKING CYRUS sang overboard are you crazy only Jessica can do that!!!! <3
— Heather Atkins (@heatherratkins) September 1, 2010
how could justin pull miley so close to her and she just stepped back? NO ONE DOES THAT TO THE BIEBS.
— LaceyJordy. (@_laceyxo) September 1, 2010
well miley cyrus ruined justin’s whole concert all together WHORE
— sarah bryant (@guzzy_sarah) September 1, 2010
if miley cyrus and @justinbieber kiss i will kill myself . :I
— brittany middleton (@brittmiddletonn) September 1, 2010
What the FUCK i heard justin bieber kissed miley dirty ass ughh what a whore! n i mean miley!
— cassandra ✌ (@CassieNicoleeee) September 1, 2010
If Miley Cyrus becomes Biebers gf I might just kill someone.. Just cos she broke up with her bf she comes and flirts with our Biebs :/
— x (@ftbstyles) September 1, 2010
OMFG..Miley, please never sing overboard again you suck. Leave the pros to Justin and Jessica kthxbai.
— abigail (@ominousjustin) September 1, 2010
and miley, that concert is justin’s concert..don’t steal his attention by looking like such a BITCH please…
— youtube fangirl (@heckyesJDB) September 1, 2010
miley cyrus sang overboard instead of jessica jarrell? THAT IS SO SAD. MILEY GET UR OWN SHOW. FUCKING WHORE.
— 18 (@zarrysdicaprio) September 1, 2010