After Usher rudely went approximately 25 minutes over his set time, festival organizers decided it was Green Day who’s set needed to be cut, in order to make room for the other performers. With good reason, this decision was clearly not taken well by Armstrong.
In the short clip, the 40-year-old, married father of two, cuts a song short and let’s loose an expletive-laden tirade after a one minute warning flashes on the teleprompter in front of him. Managing to drop approximately 20 different variations of the f-bomb, Armstrong repeats over and over his disgust for the fact that he’s being cut off, yelling at festival organizers that he has “been around since [fucking] nineteen eighty [fucking] eight” and that he “isn’t [fucking] Justin Bieber, you [motherfuckers].”
Because let’s be real, this is 2012 and you know, nobody would ever dream of cutting Justin Bieber’s set short.
As the crowd goes wild, no doubt enthralled in this totally unexpected punk rock display at the iHeartRadio awards, Armstrong ends his rant by shouting “Let me show you what one [fucking] minute [fucking] means,” before smashing his guitar to pieces and flipping off the camera.
Not quite the Christian Bale freak-out of 2009, but quite impressive nevertheless.
Now excuse me while I go wash my own mouth out with soap.