Justin Bieber and Big Sean might be ganging up on Ariana Grande! The Biebs brought Big Sean out for his first Los Angeles ‘Purpose’ show, and their timing was awfully coincidental. Was their duet planned with Ari in mind?
Big Sean made a surprise appearance in the middle of Justin Bieber‘s set to sing their Purpose duet, “No Pressure.” The crowd went crazy to hear Big Sean, 27, and Justin’s collab in person, and rightfully so, because they sounded incredible! But did Justin, 22, want to give an epic performance with Big Sean to send a message to the rapper’s ex, Ariana Grande?
While Justin and Big Sean do sing “No Pressure” together on JB’s Purpose album, the history amidst these three has us thinking there could be some shade in this performance! Justin commented on one of Ariana’s Instagram posts at the start of 2016, writing “Damn Ariana, you look so good.” She wasn’t too enthused with that move, because she tweeted “not today satan !!!!!!” after he left her the comment! Ouch, that couldn’t have felt too good for The Biebs — especially since he and Ariana were once getting flirty on stage!
In case you forgot, Justin joined Ariana for her song “Love Me Harder” on her own tour last year, and he got a little too handsy during the performance. But at the time, Ariana was dating Big Sean, and the rapper was NOT cool with Justin’s flirty antics. He quickly responded to the incident, tweeting, “This kid is about to learn not to touch my girl like that. Beliebe that.” After he expressed his anger, it wasn’t long before Ariana and Big Sean called it quits!
But when Justin revealed another collaboration with Big Sean for Purpose — the two had also worked together on “As Long As You Love Me” from JB’s album Believe — only months after all the drama ensued, it seemed the bad blood had gone away. That is, between Justin and Big Sean, at least.
After Ariana blasted Justin for his flirting attempts, she made an even more controversial move and parted ways with JB’s manager, Scooter Braun, less than one month later. Between Justin getting too flirtatious and recording a duet with her ex, Ariana wasn’t interested in being under the same management as The Biebs. So what better way for Justin to strike back than by performing with Big Sean?
After all of this drama, it certainly seems the boys want to declare to Ariana that they’re going to stick together no matter what. Even if they didn’t intentionally mean any harm to Ari with their “No Pressure” duet, they couldn’t have picked a more ironic time to perform it!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Justin and Big Sean were dissing Ariana by performing together?