Jon Bon Jovi called out Justin Bieber's recent disappointing behavior, including the pop star's tardiness to concerts.
The rock and roll legend pointed out that Bieber kept London fans waiting nearly two hours for a concert to begin at the O2 Arena last March. Furthermore, Bon Jovi warned that Bieber's behavior could alienate him from his fans, who identify themselves as "Beliebers."
"They run the risk of disrespecting their audience members who have worked hard to pay for their ticket, to give you the permission to take two or three hours of their lives- or in that kid's case, 80 minutes of their lives," the singer told The London Evening Standard.
"Do it once, you can be forgiven," Bon Jovi added. "Do it enough times and shame on you. They won't have you back. Then it just becomes cliché."
At the time of his tardiness in London, Bieber blamed the delay on "technical issues."
"Every generation has guys that do that, none of that is new," said 51-year-old Bon Jovi. "It's really not cool- you're an a--hole. Go to f------ work!"
Bon Jovi, who has been hard at work performing live for over three decades, is currently touring himself on the European leg of the Because We Can Tour.
Bieber has not publicly acknowledged Bon Jovi's comments. However, the "Boyfriend" singer posted an ambiguous message to Twitter.
"Gonna take sometime," wrote the 19-year-old to his almost 40 million followers.
Alternately, Bieber's post may have something to do with his being booed during Sunday's Billboard Music Awards when he approached the stage to accept the New Milestone Award.
"I think I'm doing a pretty good job," said the singer upon hearing the booing. "It should really be about the music- should be about the craft that I'm making. This is not a gimmick. I'm an artist, and I should be taken seriously, and all this other bull should not be spoken of."