It’s one of the strangest sagas we’ve heard of all year, but now Hailey Bieber – the wife of pop icon Justin Bieber – has stepped in to label Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan “childish” for recent comments he made.
It’s no secret that Tool fans are some of the most dedicated in the world of music. From inking their skin with Fibonacci spirals to sneering derisively at naysayers of the group, the fanbase can get pretty intense at times.
Last week though, the music world discovered that Justin Bieber also labels himself as something of a Tool tragic, sharing lyrics to the band’s 2006 track ‘The Pot’ on Instagram.
“Don’t look it up please, I’m curious if any of you know it,” Bieber added to his fans, clearly wondering is his fans indulged in a few odd time signatures on occasion.
Before long, this news had broken around the world, with fans of both Bieber and Tool expressing either their surprise, joy, or disdain at these recent developments.
However, one person who wasn’t too keen on the news was Tool’s vocalist Maynard James Keenan, who took to Twitter to respond with a simple hashtag; “#bummer”.
He expressed he was a fan of your music. Grew up listening to your music. You must be unhappy with yourself that you want to make people feel small who express their admiration for you. Very childish and hurtful thing to do. I hope u find security within yourself. Sad place to be
— Hailey Bieber (@haileybieber) July 15, 2019
— Maynard J Keenan (@mjkeenan) July 16, 2019
Despite Maynard’s response being lauded by fans of snark the world over, it appeared as though Justin Bieber’s wife Hailey had clearly had enough, taking to Twitter to lambast the Tool vocalist for his “childish” response.
“He expressed he was a fan of your music. Grew up listening to your music,” she explained. “You must be unhappy with yourself that you want to make people feel small who express their admiration for you.
“Very childish and hurtful thing to do. I hope u find security within yourself. Sad place to be.”
Of course, the next question of everyone’s lips was undoubtedly, “how is Maynard going to respond to that?”, it appears as though the rocker has taken the high road, choosing to not reply directly, but rather to share the video for Tool’s first-ever single, ‘Hush’, which includes lyrics like “I can’t say what I want to, even if I’m not serious“.
Coincidence? Devastating riposte? More question marks? Whatever the case, it looks as though this saga between Justin Bieber and Tool will be one of the strangest moments of 2019.
In related news, Tool are set to deliver what many thought impossible and release their first album in 13 years next month.