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Justin Bieber Overalls: Stephen Harper Says He Promised Singer He Would Wear Overalls Too

11/25/2012 05:07 EST | Updated 11/25/2012 06:27 EST
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In case you missed it, Prime Minister Stephen Harper presented pop superstar Justin Bieber with a Diamond Jubilee Medal in Ottawa on Friday.

The Stratford, Ont. native found himself embroiled in controversy and internet scorn when he accepted the formal honour wearing overalls half-unbuttoned, a white t-shirt and a black baseball cap, worn backwards. However, the prime minister made light of the situation, tweeting, "In fairness to @justinbieber, I told him I would be wearing my overalls too. #cdnpoli #beliebers," on Saturday.

Was the dressed-down photo opportunity all an elaborate Harper-Bieber prank, or is the PM just covering for the Biebs? The 18 year-old singer is a well-known trickster, appearing on the MTV show Punk’d and faking a laptop theft in October to promote his latest music video, Beauty and a Beat.

Before picking up his medal on Friday, Bieber tweeted, "Overauhls. lol."

The singer intentionally misspelled 'overalls' to slip in an homage to his old YouTube moniker, kidrauhl, inspired by his Dad's long-time gaming screen name.

Jokes aside, the Biebs and Harper do share a love for denim get-ups, though the latter has been known to prefer the always-fashionable button-up vest.

Bieber will perform at the 100th Grey Cup halftime show on Sunday night, further cementing his ‘significant contribution’ to his country, overalls and all.

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