Was Justin Bieber’s One Direction diss actually a jab at Niall Horan? A source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that the 1D member is convinced that JB only made those comments to get back at him for his relationship with Selena Gomez and let’s just say, he’s not too happy about it!
After Justin Bieber, 21, said that he’s famous for his talent, which is better than being “put together on X Factor” on Jan. 6, the One Direction fellas have been far from thrilled with the Biebs —and that goes for Niall Horan especially! HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned that the 22-year-old boy bander isn’t buying Justin’s comments about the band and is actually convinced that they were aimed at him specifically! The reason? Selena Gomez, of course!
“Niall is certain that Justin’s comments about One Direction are aimed at him,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He thinks Justin is taking a jab at him because of Selena. Neither of them have spoken since the American Music Awards. Niall has respected Selena’s wishes for him not to engage in any communication with Justin.” To hear more about Selena and Niall, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Justin caused some major tension between him and the 1D guys when he said something that felt like a major diss on The Bert Show on Jan. 6. “I think people understand and know I was found on YouTube for my talent and not put together on X-Factor or something like that,” he told the host, before quickly trying to say he didn’t mean anything by it.
Needless to say, Niall was not pleased with the Biebs’ comments, and thought it was total “rubbish” that he took a shot at them out of the blue like that. “Niall thinks it’s funny what Justin said because when their respective albums were being released on the same day, Justin felt so threatened that 1D would surpass his sales,” our source added. “If Justin thought One Direction had no talent then why did he make such a big deal about it in the first place?”
Still, while the guys may be annoyed by JB’s diss, they’re doing their best not to let it affect them. “Harry isn’t bothered by it and neither is Louis as they don’t think about Justin Bieber whatsoever throughout their day,” our source explained. “They all know what he said and think its nonsense and are certain they will be asked about it eventually. It is just an unfortunate thing to have to worry about so they are trying to let it pass but they do think it was pretty stupid of him to say that.”
1D is right. Justin should be focusing on his new album and staying out of trouble rather than taking jabs at Niall and the gang, who, until recently, he had been on pretty good terms with. Diss or not, it definitely wasn’t Justin’s finest moment.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Was Justin’s comment a dig at Niall specifically? Sound off below!