Justin Bieber Channelled Kurt Cobain In Seattle, And Nirvana Fans Overreacted...

16 March 2016, 17:40 | Updated: 17 March 2016, 10:44

Kurt Cobain and Justin Bieber

The singer donned a checked shirt and wore a Cobain t-shirt in the birthplace of grunge.

Justin Bieber hit the Seattle leg of his Purpose tour last week and used it as a good chance to pay homage to the late Kurt Cobain. 

Not only did the pop star - who was born the same year Cobain died - don a collection of grunge-style checked shirts at the KeyArena, but he also wore a t-shirt with the Nirvana frontman's face on it.


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If that wasn't enough, people credited his acoustic performance of his Love Yourself single as being HEAVILY influenced by the late grunge rocker's MTV unplugged performance.

Watch it (if you can take the screaming) below:

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Nirvana fans weren't too pleased. In fact, a few just plain over-reacted to the pop singer's tribute.

See some of their best reactions below:


It's not the only rocker Bieber's been wearing on tour, however, being filmed here wearing a Marilyn Mansion tee on instagram:



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The star has previously worn Nirvana, and Metallica t-shirts - which even led James Hetfield to name Bieber wearing their shirt as one of his Top 10 moments of 2015.


If you fancy comparing and contrasting young Bieber's performance, watch the real MTV Unplugged with Nirvana below: