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Justin Bieber roast to feature Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart, Shaq, Ludacris

BFFs Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart are among those joining comic Jeffrey Ross for the roast of Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber, meet your firing squad: Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Shaquille O'Neal make up the celebrity portion of the cadre set to roast the purportedly penitent pop star come mid-March.

Comedy Central announced the lineup on Wednesday, also tapping comedy pros Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, Natasha Leggero and veteran roaster Jeffrey Ross for roast duties.

"@justinbieber: meet the comedians bringing heat to your #BieberRoast," the network tweeted, noting that host Kevin Hart "already told 'em: 'go hard.'"

The roast is shaping up as a key element in the refurbishment of Bieber's tarnished image — which is what a guy winds up with after acting like a tool for as long as he did.

"This has really been a big year for me, as far as figuring stuff out," the 21-year-old tells Men's Health in its April issue. "This is almost like a full 180 from how I was. Yesterday — a year from yesterday — I was in jail."

It's OK, buddy. Experienced jailbirds Snoop and Stewart know where you're coming from.

"Hey man, I'm your worst nightmare. Are you ready?" a blond-wigged, belly-baring Ross says to Bieber in a somewhat profane roast promo mocking the singer's recent Calvin Klein underwear campaign.

The Biebs' answer? Um, "No."

The roast will be held March 14 and is set to air March 30.

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