JB's always been a massive animal lover, after all he has two dogs, Ester and Phil and was the brief owner of a monkey named OG Mally.
However his latest plans to add another pet to the fam are far from your typical rescue pup situation. Yup, rather than opting for something cuddly like a kitten or bunny, La Biebs is in the process of adopting a lion cub.
Since meeting entrepreneur Alex Haditaghi before a gig, the two have been making arrangements for Biebs to own on a white lion cub, who BeBiebs hopes to name Simba (classic).
“We still haven’t figured out if it’s an adoption or sponsorship,” Alex explained to New York Daily News, but the millionaire is keen for JB to take the lion, especially on tours, so he can talk to his fans about wildlife preservation. Y’know, just casually drop it in between renditions of What do you mean? and Sorry’.
Is JB gonna be the new Siegfried and Roy - they're old-school magicians, immortalised by The Simpsons, who were known to cruise around the stage with a tiger?!
“I was amazed how great [Justin] was with animals — how caring he was,” Alex said which, we’re not going to lie, hit us in the feels and made us forget all the times he's been stroppy with fans in the last couple weeks. And while we have no doubt Biebs would be a great lion daddy, a wild animal ain’t no normal pet.
Plus, given JB's grumpy behaviour of late which includes that no-selfie policy, and considering those issues he got in with animal rights group PETA coz he posed with a Bengal tiger at his dad's engagement party, we’re not 100% sold on this idea.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.au