Justin Bieber graduated high school earlier in May without all the usual fanfare, so Ellen DeGeneres wants to give the “Boyfriend” singer the graduation ceremony he never had — complete with a special cap to avoid messing up his famous ‘do.
During his appearance on the comedian’s talk show Wednesday (May 23), DeGeneres surprises Biebs, saying, “I know you graduated two weeks ago and you didn’t have a traditional graduation ceremony, so I’m going to give you one right now.”
“We’re here to honor the accomplishments of the Biebs, a great American who happens to be from Canada,” DeGeneres says during her mock commencement address. “Justin, you’ve finally made it, you’re graduating. I’m so proud of you because I’ve always said there ain’t nothing more better than an education.”
Earlier in the show, DeGeneres asks Bieber about his basketball dates with girlfriend Selena Gomez. Rumors had been swirling recently that the two had called it quits.
“Doesn’t seem like you’re really watching the game,” DeGeneres says while showing a picture of the young couple kissing.
“Nope,” he says, smiling. “Not much to watch in the game.”
Check out the video of Bieber’s impromptu graduation ceremony and his chat with DeGeneres below.