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Singer recieves backlash for comparing himself to Prince

Fans have expressed disappointment over Justin Bieber's insensitive comments about Prince's tragic death.

Justin Bieber disses Prince?

After iconic musician Prince was announced on Thursday, April 21, an Instagram user posted a lengthy message via the photo site paying tribute to the fallen music hero.

In his post, rock star @andrew50watt wrote:

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"This past Tuesday night, before my show, I was picking out an outfit...I was so tired from the past week of endless traveling and gigging that I grabbed my Prince shirt and said fuck it I'm gonna channel the purple one tonight...I didn't shower after the gig out of pure exhaustion...I went to sleep in that shirt and then I wore it again all day yesterday...today waking up to this news I am truly beside myself...devastated...the last of the greatest living performers...my guitar idol...his connection to ALL his instruments yielded a sexual transcending aura and the world is just less fucking cool without him walking on it... "

But Bieber had something to say about Andrew's description of the late Prince. "Well, not the last greatest living performer," the 'sorry' singer replied.

It only took a few minutes before social media users lambasted the singer:

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