Johnny Depp is a Justin Bieber fan?
December 22nd, 2010
10:11 AM ET

Johnny Depp is a Justin Bieber fan?

The next time you find yourself wondering what you should wear to a Justin Bieber concert, take a cue from Johnny Depp…and go dressed as a pirate.

The 47-year-old actor showed up backstage before Bieber was set to perform in Miami Saturday decked out as his “Pirates of the Caribbean” character Captain Jack Sparrow, the New York Post's Page Six reports.

"Depp was in his Sparrow gear and called Justin a 'good chap,' like he was still in character,” a source said. “Depp brought his two kids [Lily-Rose, 10, and Jack, 7] and they hung out for a while before the show."

This is apparently also why Bieber asked the audience before performing one last song, “What do you think Johnny Depp would want me to play?" Good question. Any ideas?

And while one might think that Depp would want to hang up his pirate hat, given all the time he spends in character shooting the umpteenth film in the franchise, it appears to be the opposite. Back in October, Depp put on his pirate swag once again to make a surprise visit to a school in England.

Filed under: Celebrities • The Bieb

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  1. beth sanders

    One of Johnny Depp's ex girlfriends just released a tell all book. check it out at

    March 18, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. koolkat

    Justin Bieber's $ 750.00 Haircut !!!


    January 24, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. angela

    CNN taking a 'story' from the NY Post (who made errors)? Does anyone fact check anymore? Depp did not attend the concert in a costume. There are paparazzi photos of him backstage wearing regular clothing available at lesser known blogs/sites, yet CNN somehow cannot find them/include them nor can NY Post...

    December 27, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Aparna

    I have no respect for Bieber as a true performer (I don't know him as a person, so that's an entirely different matter), but just because Johnny Depp decided to go to a concert, that's no reason whatsoever for anyone to lose respect for him. He was taking his kids somewhere. You have to respect him for trying to be a good father. Jesus Christ.

    December 25, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. getalife

    Ya'll need to get a life.

    December 22, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      @getalife: You're posting here too.
      And, if I may ask, how can you tell who we are and what we do from a few small posts. You must be some kind of freakish mind reader. Or... a presumptuous know it all.
      How low must your self esteem be to target people posting on some obscure entertainment article be? I'd have to guess: pretty darn low. Good luck with that.

      December 22, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. cheyenne

    Y is ervy1 making a big deal of this? how do we kno Jhonny jus wasnt there 4 his kidz u dnt kno if his kidz r beiber fans his kidz r 10 nd 7 they cnt go by them selvs n 4 Justin Biber honestly i dnt like him tats my opinion tho i mean look at the guy he cnt even write his own music at least Jhonny puts pride in2 his work n Justin doesnt he jus does wat hes tld so he can make money n b famous tats not the whole point of music if he wants 2 b liked more he needs 2 b more himself when he sings n stop b-ing a sissy he needs 2 stand up 4 himself wats wit the drama queen crap he needs 2 grow up n stop acting like a 5 yr old. Honestly y lose respeact 4 Jhonny jus cuz he went 2 a bieber concert in his pirate costum n all of the characters he play Jack Sarrow is his fav bcuz he can b himself in tat role n theres nothing wrong wit b-ing a lil kid again i mean yea act like ur 5 evry now n them but dnt stay like cuz then ppl will think ur a snoopy spoiled lil brat who will never grow up

    December 22, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Me

      Try actually typing full words next are not texting right?
      Pains my eyes to read your comment...

      December 22, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dave

    Seems obvious to me he was there for his kids (Bieber is 10 year old material). He's too polite a man to say what's on his mind, that JustinB is a talentless freak with no musical skills. But hey... for the kiddies...

    December 22, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. effu69

    depp takes his kids to a concert and now he is a beiber fan?what kinda games r these ppl playin...i wish tht flippin kid just go tired of seeing his untalented gay ass face everywhere...damn u usher

    December 22, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. this is not news

    What a waste of my time...who cares ?

    December 22, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. JC

    I agree with you about stupid people following stupid people. Look at Sarah Palin fans...stupidest!

    December 22, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. amber

    There is room in this world for all types & tastes. I think Johnny Depp is wonderful for playing and hanging w/his kids. He obviously loves his character & takes pride in his work! He seems like a great dad. And Bieber is having fun & playing music he & a lot of others enjoy. For those haters, grow up. You're only making yourself look ridiculous. Don't click articles & comment on subjects you have no interest in. Move along.

    December 22, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. John

    Did Johnny pick him up on the streets of Hollywood?

    December 22, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Pop Music Sucks

    Pop music sucks

    December 22, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. mok


    December 22, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Me

    He brought his kids! I hope THAT is the REAL reason why he went to that stupid kid's concert...I never really hates any celeb the way I hate this kid...and no, it is not jealousy, believe me! I am not jealous of any celeb...but this G-d...his mother should be thrown into jail for putting her kid's "singing" on youtube...
    Bieber – PLEASE GO AWAY...!

    December 22, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Brian

    The day can't come soon enough when Justin Bever falls off the radar like Miley Cirus and the Jonas Brothers and all the other teen pop sensations. They don't last because their music lacks the creative depth that other music that stands the test of time has.

    December 22, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Dizzy Buzz

    Johnny Depp "fills the gap" left by the demise of Michael Jackson with his 'beard" wife and kids. How about some Jesus juice Justin?

    December 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • angela

      Dizzy Buzz
      I can't believe what you're implying. Wow, some people...

      December 27, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Superhiro

    I don't get why everybody seems to be cowtowing to this micro, Justin Timberlake wannabe.

    December 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Who'sto Blame?

    Look ... nobody's forcing anybody to like Who or What. Try putting yourself in his shoes and feel what it's like to be critic everytime your name is publicize or in the news ... think about it. It's so easy to diss someone just because you don't like his/her for whatever the reason.

    December 22, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  20. my room

    Johnny depp can make a suprise visit in his pirate suit to my bed anyday!!!

    December 22, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Breanna

    Yeah, because banality is so much less damaging to your child than narcotics, right? Better that they never have any kind of personality and drudge along in a dreary world lacking entirely in creativity than have some fun and occasionally screw up.

    And Johnny Depp is OBVIOUSLY all about the clean lifestyle and never having any fun, that's why his most memorable roles either glorify piracy/adventure or doing copious amounts of drugs and seeing what happens.

    December 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  22. PM

    his songs are clean and he hasnt ran over anyone while drunk! this is what we need for our younger generation instead of the trash Kesha, lady gaga, and others put out!

    December 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Breanna

    “What do you think Johnny Depp would want me to play?"

    You don't play anything. You don't even have a band, and anything about your act is pre-recorded anyway. How about "What do you think Johnny Depp's children want the guy behind me to synthesize?" or "What vocal track should the sound guy start up next?" Poor Johnny Depp, friends with Hunter S Thompson, yet he still can't raise halfway intelligent kids.

    December 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred

      actually he does plays his own instruments. He plays the piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet.

      December 22, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • angela

      Wow, that was low. If his kids have a different taste of music that you, as an adult, don't care for, who are you to judge their intelligence?

      December 27, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  24. kazz

    he may as well be, he makes movies for that age group

    December 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Das Booty


    December 22, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  26. veronica

    im so boord at school

    December 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • victora

      i hate dum people .so suped i mean i wach this fat women beat on this old person

      December 22, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  27. doedizzle

    he prob went in with the pirate outfit,because he didn't want no one to recognize him. bieber:-/

    December 22, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Big Bear

    Ah his Bieberness once again lays his Bierberage on another Beiberette.

    December 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  29. samadam

    Wow doesn't anybody have anything better to do than just talk s**t about people I'm mean for real stop worry about everybody else

    December 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*monica

      Thank you! It seems that these grown adults are hating on a teenage boy... kinda sad and creepy in my opinion

      December 22, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Saganhill

      Its not that we're "worrying" about other people, its just that we're wonding why stupid people continue to ruin other peoples chance to get their "better" music out there for smarter people to listen to. I just find it amazing that there can be that many stupid people out there buying this drivel. But then again, stupidity sells. Thats a proven fact and with this Beiber kid, I have nothing more to say.

      December 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  30. HUNGRY

    omg i hate that kid. would totally do Depp, though.

    December 22, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  31. the_dude

    I'm not suprised jon depp is a bieber fan. He dresses and acts like a 13 year old girl so this just goes right along with his whole schtick.

    December 22, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  32. ieat

    it's probably for his kids. I bet he knows most bieber fans are younger and would enjoy seeing him in his pirate outfit too.

    December 22, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  33. john

    Hi, I've created a blog that is keeping track of all news having to do with Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides. Please check it out here

    December 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • HDS

      Better yet, just go to for your POTC news and by past the blogs looking for a handout.

      December 22, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  34. mike

    That's not so....can't stand the midget or the hype around him and his baby pop music and totally over that hair.

    December 22, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  35. cheefsfury


    December 22, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Towcarz

      You can BELIEBE deez.

      December 22, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury


      December 22, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Mario


      December 22, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • steeve-o

      BLiZZoW !!

      December 22, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • hook

      ive lost any and all respect for him

      December 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mitch

      Being a Beiber-hater myself (and I hate to HATE on anyone), I would love to say that I too have lost respect for Depp. But, how could you miss that he was accompanying his 10 and 7 year old kids? That does not make him someone unworthy of our respect, but someone that should be getting more. He obviously wants loves his kids. I would like to think that any one of us would stoop to this level to give our kids a great (in THEIR minds...not ours) experience. You too are a "good chap" Mr. Depp.

      December 22, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |

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