Though “Justin Bieber” doesn’t trend on Twitter anymore due to policies implemented last year (basically, since he’s not new news, he’s not trending), the name “Derek Bieber” has top the Twitter trends list for days.
No, he’s not some distant cousin of the Bieb. Our favorite pop prodigy has many nicknames — Shawty Mane, Kidrauhl, Jason McCann, Jason Deeps — and now you can add Derek Bieber to the list.
TMZ cameras caught up with Justin in Hollywood and the operator mentioned that he was accused of being a “brat” on an American Airlines flight this summer. “I’ve never heard that rumor, ever,” he said, noting that he had nothing to say to AA. “I don’t think you should believe everything you hear. People say I’m dead today; that’s the rumor.”
The paparazzi asked Bieber how it feels to be a celebrity dealing with rumors, and Bieb responded, “I’m famous? I’m a celebrity? I didn’t even realize. My name is Derek, I don’t know what you guys are talking about. I’m just a lookalike. I don’t know why you guys are following me around with cameras and stuff.”
Fans caught on and soon enough, “Derek Bieber” hit the top of the Twitter trend list. How long will it stay there?