In a reality check for singing sensation, Justin Bieber was ordered by his mum to come home at 10pm the night of the MTV VMAs despite calls from a legion of stars to be easy on him for just one night. Even Russell Brand's sex charged conversation with Bieber's mum wasn't enough to allow him an extension. Bieber who was won Best Male Video for his song U Smile was humiliated by his mother who said 'a curfew is a curfew, even if you are now an MTV superstar, get your Canadian superstar ass home now'.
Apparently Bieber has been staying out way past his bedtime throughout the summer, so there has been a lot of friction at home with his mum, Pattie Mallette over lack of respect for her authority. She has insisted that Bieber needs to be reminded that global fame and fortune doesn't mean he can write his own rules. Bieber's mum refused to move on this subject even though Bieber's manager and record label argued that it is his fame that has allowed the whole family to move from a log cabin in Canada to live the LA lifestyle.
Bieber on the night asked a host of celeb friends to have a quiet word on the phone, including Beyonce, Kanye West and Lady Gaga, hoping that their superstar magic would win them over, or at least the lie that they had an important jamming session or important meeting to talk about future collaborations, would work. This only made matters worse as his mum knew they were lying for him, saying that these artists wouldn't tarnish their reputations to work with Bieber.
Seeing Russell Brand, Bieber put him on the phone to his mum hoping that the British wit and intelligence would win his mum over. Bieber had to grab the phone according to reports after Brand forgot the reason for the phone call and started asking intimate questions to Pattie about her sexual likes and dislikes, which grossed out Bieber. In the end Bieber decided he could do without the headache and asked his driver to take him home.
Hollywood gossip experts feel that Bieber's mum's anger is more than a question of discipline. There is a underlying jealousy because her baby has been taken away from him since he hooked up with Selena Gomez, his teen girlfriend. Gomez was presenting the pre-show at the awards and so the mum was even more furious when she saw images of her son and his girlfriend kissing and being affectionate. That is when she decided to play hard ball and demanded music execs stop making her vomit and keep these two love birds apart.
Psychologists say this is classic sign of a mum of a celebrity who wants their child to be famous from the time they start walking but then can't accept that the same child starts having a life of their own. Bieber is not strong enough yet to break that maternal bond but he is also fearful of her ruining his career if he doesn't keep her sweet. Apparently Bieber's mum holds secrets about him from his childhood that she has threatened to use against him if he ever crosses her. The first major fall out came when he stopped asking his mum to be his date at events and just wanted to drive him to meetings with Gomez which started poisoning their relationship. The curfew is the first public showdown that has made into the media. Bieber is consulting other teen stars for advice.
Russell Brand has been pestering Bieber on Twitter to give him his mum's details as he has some unfinished business.