Are we seeing this right? Drake Bell and Justin Bieber have had long-standing bad blood, but it seems like Drake is a huge fan of ‘What Do You Mean.’ We’re a little wary though; is this actually something a little catty?
Drake Bell, 29, took to Instagram August 27, the night before Justin Bieber’s highly-anticipated single “What Do You Mean” dropped, and posted one of the celebrity promos we had seen for an entire month. Drake’s gave us a little suspicion, though. He and Justin have a nasty history, and this could be another jab at the Biebs. Or maybe the allure of “What Do You Mean” is really just that powerful?
It’s no secret that Drake isn’t the biggest fan of Justin. The list of beefs he’s had with the singer is virtually endless, from saying Justin should be deported back to Canada, to tussling with Beliebers online, and just plain calling him talentless. Justin’s thrown his own barbs back at the former Drake & Josh star, but for the most part, it’s been Drake’s ire on focus.
That’s why it’s so strange to see him supporting “What Do You Mean” on Instagram, like Justin’s biggest celebrity supporters and buddies had for the entire month of August. Is this Drake waving the white flag and telling the world he loves the Biebs latest hit? Or is Drake making fun of Justin and the frenzy around his new song? We’re really not sure, but this is so intriguing.
In the defense that Drake is supporting Justin, we have actor giving him a shout out on Twitter in January 2015, after seeing a photo of his broken ankle. Drake, who was suffering from an injury at the same time, wished him a speedy recovery. Sounds like progress to us!
At the same time, there’s some evidence here to support some major Drake shade: all of Justin’s “What Do You Mean” celebrity promos were posted to Justin’s Instagram account only, with captions written by Justin about his friends. Drake’s is missing from that bunch! It’s plausible that Drake felt the urge to drum up some support for his old enemy on the last day of the campaign and show him he’s on Team Justin. But it’s also a little more indicative of the fact that he’s mocking Justin’s promos. This one really has us puzzled!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Drake is supporting Justin or making fun of him? Tell us in the comments and take our poll!
— Samantha Wilson