Just when you thought pop culture had plumbed the depths of Justin Bieber's talent, along comes the man himself to prove that his talents well is far from running dry. Case in point: Over the weekend, the cheeky chap conducted an interview with London's Capital FM radio while maintaining a British accent the whole way through.
Check out Justin speaking the Queen's English and judge for yourself!
Though we're not quite sure which regional accent exactly he was going for, the effect was altogether charming when he sat down with the British radio station backstage at the Summertime Ball 2012. And, unlike when certain erstwhile material girls do the same, Bieber's gamely accented efforts were not only self-aware (ahem), but done as the result of a challenge set forth by his interviewer.
And hey, he is Canadian, after all, so it's not as though he doesn't have some claim to the Commonwealth, ridiculous accent or no.
"Do you think that my English accent's quite good, my friend?" Bieber asked the interviewer toward the end of the Q&A. "I think that if you walk in, you might not even know that I'm not an Englishman."
Except of course for the pesky fact that he's one of the most recognizable stars on the planet.
"I should just talk like this all the time, I think. It's quite...rubbish," he said, prompting more encouragement from the host, and gamely soldiering on through the remainder of the questions.
So, what do you think? Does Justin put the "Bieb" in the BBC? Is the self-proclaimed "English Justin Bieber" jolly good or should he have quit while he was ahead?