Zach Galifianakis gives Justin Bieber the slapping you wish you could

After mercilessly mocking the pop star, Galifianakis hit him with a belt

Published September 26, 2013 6:06PM (EDT)

Zach Galifianakis hosted a very special guest recently on an episode of his awkward celebrity interview series, "Between Two Ferns" -- singer Justin Beevers (better known as Justin Bieber).

"It's really exciting to talk to you, especially right in the middle of your public meltdown," said Galifianakis, referring to Bieber's recent shenanigans, including peeing in a bucket and saying Holocaust victim Anne Frank would have been his fan.

Giving voice to every adult who can't stand Bieber or his legions of annoying fans, Galifianakis asked: "When you're in the recording studio, do you ever think, 'Hey, what if I don't make something shitty?' Does that ever pop into your mind?"

Eventually, reflecting on Bieber's cockiness threw the comedian into a fit of rage. "You know what, I don't like your attitude, to be honest!" he yelled. "You're too young to be smoking pot and pee-peeing in buckets and driving up and down on the highway fast!"

Galifianakis then attacked Bieber with a belt, delivering America a healthy dose of schadenfreude. "You're not a child, and that's the point. So I can hit a grown man with a belt," he said.

By Prachi Gupta

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