Bieber the backstabber! Justin pretends to beat up a skateboarder as he double crosses friend Miley Cyrus on Punk'd
08:57 GMT, 30 March 2012
Elvis is the King of Rock and Roll while Michael Jackson is the Prince of Pop.
And from now on Justin Bieber could stand alongside them as the Prankster of Pop, after he epically scammed his friend Miley Cyrus on Punk'd tonight.
The cheeky Canadian double-crossed the Hannah Montana star by turning the table tables on her when she thought she was playing a trick on him.
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Channelling his childlike side, Justin cackled as he revealed his dastardly plan to viewers, explaining he would seeming brawl with some actors from the show to make Miley think her own scheme had gone horribly wrong.
He said: 'She thinks she is hosting the show, so she is going to punk me.
'She's not punking me because that's not possible. I can't be punked.'
Unbelieberable: Justin took umbrage when the cast member said he was being protected from fisticuffs by his 'daddy'
A Raw Smackdown: Justin was even more believable than a WWE Superstar as he got into a heated argument that turned nasty
So you don't like Baby The singer kicked a cast member in the stomach as the action reached its peak
The scheme started with Miley giving an introduction into her harebrained scheme to scare Bieber by having him confronted by some angry skateboarders when he parks where they are doing tricks.
But as she watches it goes horribly wrong, with one of the seemingly overenthusiastic actors pushing the Baby star so hard he apparently flies into a rage.
After pushing two of the skaters to the ground, Bieber ran over and kicked one in the stomach while he was down.
Bottle merchant: Miley panicked when she realised her ridiculously lame stunt had taken on a life of its own
Run away: Remembering King Arthur's favoured tactic in Monty Python and the Holy Grail he made his escape
Under the Bieber toe: The actor's performance after being given the boot by the pop star was surprisingly convincing
He pretended he was in a panic after his antics, and seemed to run off to evade the long arm of the law.
Amusingly, Miley seemed more concerned about the welfare of her friend Bieber than the chap who had ostensibly been booted in the midsection.
She said: 'Oh my god, I just want to give him a cuddle.'
After she abandoned her command and control post to evaluate what had happened outside, Bieber made his comeback, and was not afraid to repeatedly taunt the Disney kid for being so gullible.
He scoffed: 'You can't punk me. That was all fake.'
Un taunt cordial: The Under The Mistletoe star revelled in making fun of his rival for falling for his prank
Holding her hands up: Miley eventually accepted she could not rival Justin when it came to intelligence and cunning
The Party in the USA star was not amused, and turned the air blue as she chased Mr Selena Gomez around, before calming down and accepting she had been out-gunned in the cunning department.
His prank was the highlight of a show that saw him also target Taylor Swift, Rob Dyrdek and Sean Kingston.
The latter was initially a failure, as skateboarder Drydek realised a prank was in the offing after failing to be taken in by a rowing businessman and his incompetent assistant.
Bieber decided to take the initiative, bringing Drydek in on the scheme and calling RnB singer Kingston to join them for a drink.
Not fooled: After he guessed a punking was in the offing quick thinking Justin invited Rob Dyrdek to act as his accomplice
This time the prank went well, with a peptalk from the Beautiful Girls singer being used as the rationale for the blonde secretary to crash her boss' car into the restaurant.
After a heated exchange Kingston was tickled pink when he realised it had all been a joke.
And Justin made the Country Music star quiver in fear after making her believe she had blown up a boat where a wedding was taking place.
And the teenager revealed exactly why he tricked the country singer – because he wanted to see her cry.
Justin is one of several celebrity hosts on the upcoming ninth season of the reality series, which sees the pranks on the stars.
Crash: Kingston's pep talk encouraged the dumb blonde secretary to smash up her boss' car
Oh dear: The pranksters and their victim all looked shocked at the incident
King clown: Sean could see the funny side after realising he had been played for a fool in the season opener
Ashton Kutcher joked he had stepped aside as the show's host – which he has been since 2003 – because he was 'losing friends at a rapid pace'.
Justin said about the idea behind punking: 'Basically, she's such a sweet girl so I wanted to like make her cry.
I wanted to think of something that would really do that. And she's so
sensitive so I knew that if she thought she broke up a wedding… she
was literally flipping out.
'She was like “This is not okay, there's
people … all of a sudden the bride's swimming into the shore.'
Just press here: Justin made Taylor let off a firework he said was imported from Japan, as they stood on the balcony of a beachfront property
Look where it went! The singers and a friend watch where the firework ends up
Justin and a friend started letting off fireworks, which he'd said were a gift from Japan, from a beachfront balcony into the water.
He asks Taylor, who is still in the house, why she is standing so far back. She relies: 'Because people can get their faces blown off'.
He convinces her to set one off, and it appears to hit a boat in the distance. Taylor yells: ''There's seriously for real fire.'
Going, going: The firework shoots up into the air from the luxury home the celebrities were hanging out in
Oops! The firework appears to land on a luxury yacht out to shore where a wedding is taking place