British rapper Dizzee Rascal is facing wrath from the fanbase nobody wants to mess with, Justin Bieber’s ‘Beliebers’, after he falsely announced the singer as a prizewinner at the EMAs.
The "Dance Wiv Me" singer attended the MTV European Music Awards, staged in Amsterdam on Sunday, to present the award for Biggest Fan Base in the World.
Before declaring German rock band Tokio Hotel as the rightful recipient, Rascal played with Beliebers’ anticipatory nerves by announcing their idol’s name.
“And the winner is…Justin Bieber. Just kidding, it’s Tokio Hotel,” he joked.
Since voting opened to the public last month, the European group have held the top spot, despite not having released a new album since 2009 or toured since 2011.
The quartet beat One Direction, Lady Gaga, 30 Seconds to Mars and Bieber to the award.
Rascal's wit was met with rage from the Canadian singer's 46.7m Twitter followers when the most dedicated fans decided to vent their anger at the grime star.
Abuse ranged from “excuse me! that joke bout the EMA Biggest Fans winner was absolutely preposterous and insulting” to the simple yet effective, “I hate you”.
“I think I upset a few Justin Bieber fans last night, I was only joking kids,” tweeted Rascal in response.
The Beliebers’ sorrow soon turned to joy when Bieber won Best Male and Best Canadian Act. But be afraid, Dizzee, be very afraid…Why not to mess with Beliebers
@DizzeeRascal that was not cool what u did on the red carpet about justin + the award im a belieber and I'm pissed off no longer a fan of u.— CM Bieber (@cmzinczenko) November 11, 2013
@DizzeeRascal excuse me! that joke bout the EMA Biggest Fans winner was absolutely preposterous and insulting. *addedtotheBlackList*— Iron Man (@IronManTomK) November 10, 2013
it's not funny at all you dumbass i almost died when you said justin bieber. what the heck is wrong with you? @DizzeeRascal— bad day (@bieberbroccoli) November 10, 2013
HELL NO, NOT FUNNY @DizzeeRascal!!! >:-( Y WULD U SAY JUSTIN BIEBER WON WEN HE HADNT AND THEN GO JOKING AND LAUGH!?!?! I DONT FIND IT FUNNY— Gabriel Anderson (@GabrielBieber99) November 10, 2013
@DizzeeRascal I hate you :)— believe (@olakubow) November 10, 2013