Potential bromance alert! After Justin Bieber harshly dissed singer Shawn Mendes in a recent interview, we thought we might have a new celebrity feud on our hands. But the Biebs has abruptly changed his tune about his fellow Canadian.
What we thought would turn into a celebrity feud between Justin Bieber, 21, and fellow Canadian singer Shawn Mendes, 17, has taken a surprising turn. After claiming he didn’t even know who Shawn is, Justin is now showering the singer with praise. Do we have a potential new BFF situation on our hands?
After claiming not to know who Shawn Mendes is during an interview this past week, Justin Bieber promised he’d check out Shawn’s music and now, he’s showering Shawn with praise! The Biebs told his nearly 40 million Instagram followers Sept. 17: “Shawn I checked out the music and I’m so proud! So glad to see another boy from Canada crushin it. #canadiansdoitbetter.”
Not only that, but Justin did Shawn a major favor by posting the cover art to his hit song, “Stitches.” Justin even told his 67.5 million Twitter followers, “Checked out the music. Way to go buddy,” while further promoting Shawn. So now that Jusin has heard of him, he’s making sure all his fans know about him, too! Way to make things right, Justin. Shawn was totally touched by the Biebs’ gesture, tweeting back, “Thanks man! Means a lot !!!
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Justin took an apparent swipe at Shawn earlier this week. In an interview with Ralphie Aversa of Ralphie Tonight on 95.5 PLJ, Justin was asked about the “Stitches” singer. With a blank expression, he looked off to his side and said, “Who’s Shawn Mendes?” Ouch! Was that shade or has Justin been living under a rock?
The radio show host went on to explain how Shawn is basically the next Justin. A 17-year-old who has a hit song and is from southern Ontario just like Justin. “No, I don’t know him,” the “What Do You Mean?” singer shrugged. It was pretty cold and really awkward.
Thankfully, Justin recovered from that uncomfortable interview. We hope this is the beginning of a long bromance!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Justin Bieber should mentor Shawn Mendes?
— Beth Shilliday