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26 November 2012, 15:00
The 'Boyfriend' star picked up the Diamond Jubilee Medal this week wearing the casual attire.
Justin Bieber has defended his decision to wear a pair of dungarees to a meeting with the Canadian Prime Minister this week as he picked up the Diamond Jubilee Medal in Ottawa.
The 'As Long As You Love Me' singer came under criticism by some media reports and fans on Twitter who slammed his casual attire for the meeting.
Speaking to US Magazine, the teen star said that he had just come from a meet and greet with fans and had no chance to swap his clothes for a more formal outfit.
"The pic of me and the Prime Minister was taken in a room in the arena where I was performing at that day," he explained. "I walked straight from my meet and greet to him, if you . . .expect me to have a change of clothes let a loan a suit at that specific time that's crazy, It wasn't like it was like I was going into his environment we were at a hockey arena."
The Prime Minister Stephen Harper also addressed the comments on his Twitter account making light of the reports.
He tweeted: "In fairness to @justinbieber, I told him I would be wearing my overalls too. #cdnpoli #beliebers."
The singer also faced criticism this weekend from a crowd in Toronto as he performed at the halftime show of the Canadian Grey Cup – where he was booed by those in attendance during his set.