Justin Bieber clarifies his "little playful jargon" on Shawn Mendes' latest cover after fans slam him on social media
Mendes took to Instagram on Monday to share his latest Observer Magazine cover. Biebs playful two cents on Shawn's post was not taken nicely by fans
Justin Bieber has been super active on Instagram lately, and as of now, he seems to be trying to douse the flames of an alleged feud between himself and 'Treat You Better' singer Shawn Mendes.
Mendes took to Instagram on Monday to share his latest Observer Magazine cover. A broody looking Shawn in a nude Givenchy button down graced it for this week's edition of the magazine that called him "the red-hot poster boy of pop" and labeled him "Prince of Pop" on the cover.
Biebs decided to give his two cents on Shawn's post. "Hmm Gonna have to break a few more records to dethrone my title there bud," 25 year old Bieber wrote before adding, "(canadian voice)..but if you want we can play hockey for it but i heard your [sic] a real bender on the ice we could just drop the buckets and tilt for it."
Mendes' fans didn't quite like that Biebs had decided to shade their favorite and slammed him for his comment. "Don't be salty just because you're washed up. Give other ppl a chance. you've been here since... what, 2007? jesus, fame can't last forever. can't you just be happy with the fame and money you've already secured and stop tearing down other artists? the fuck is your problem?!" wrote a fan while another commented, "Back in the day this would have gotten me so heated but we’re lacking content from you and I’ve lost interest. So yes I’d say Shawn is the prince of pop at the moment. Put out some new stuff, then maybe you can talk. 🤷♀️🤷♀️"
JB fans obviously didn't take the slagging sitting down and hit back. The argument between the fandoms got so heated that Biebs had to step in to diffuse the situation.
"There is no competition and it was a playful joke people relax.. there are no sides we’re all just here to make dope music,. I’m just competitive as is he so it was just a little playful jargon".
Shawn too seemed to totally get the joke, responding with, "LOL any time any day you just let me know!!!!!!"