Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson openly mocked Justin Bieber’s name change on Twitter on Feb. 18 — and now a source reveals to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY why the boys of 1D are no longer playing nice with their longtime rival.
Selena Gomez is definitely the type of girl worth fighting for, or as in this case, over. Just two days after she had a romantic date with Niall Horan on Feb. 16, his bandmates took some major Twitter digs at Justin Bieber. The timing of the obvious insults made us think the boys were showing their support for Niall and Selena, and now a source confirms our suspicions EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com.
One Direction & Justin Bieber Fight: Group Slams Singer After Selena Gomez Drama
1D is on Team Selena! When Justin briefly changed his Instagram name to Bizzle — in an effort to sound more hip hop, of course — he left himself wide open for mockery.
So when 1D hotties Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne began randomly tweeting words that rhymed with “bizzle,” it seemed like a crystal-clear diss. Now our excellent source explains why the boys took their teasing public.
“Yes, that was all about Justin. They’re on Team Selena because they’ve heard all the stories from her friends and have gotten a really bad impression of Justin,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Selena doesn’t talk trash about Justin but her friends aren’t shy, they don’t hold back.”
“Justin’s whole name change is a huge joke, so many people laugh about it and how hard he’s trying to act — Liam and Louis just decided to do it a little more publicly,” the source adds.
We think it’s sweet that Liam and Louis want to show support for Niall and Selena, but we’re not sure the boys did the right thing by dissing Justin so publicly.
Niall Horan Disses Justin Bieber At The Brit Awards
But the dissing didn’t stop there! Niall straight up laughed into the mic at the BRIT Awards on Feb. 19 when asked about Justin’s recent arrest!
The show’s host, James Cordon, sat down at the boys’ table and made a point to bring up the Biebs, asking Niall which of the band members was the first one to visit Justin in prison. Niall simply laughed right into the mic, said, “Um,” and then looked away! Awkward!
Beliebers and Directioners have long been at war, but now that the battle has spread to the stars themselves, we’re not sure what to think. Tell us, HollywoodLifers, do you think the guys of 1D are right to diss Justin? Let us know!