Shawn Mendes’ cover of ‘What Do You Mean?’ would certainly make Justin Bieber extra proud! After Justin’s awkwardly admitted he didn’t know who Shawn was, the singer showed there were no hard feelings by covering Justin’s latest single!
This is the start of a beautiful friendship. Shawn Mendes, 17, wasn’t too hurt when Justin Bieber, 21, admitted in an interview that he didn’t know who Shawn was. In fact, after hearing that, the “Stitches” singer said he’s still a fan of the Biebs after the diss! To prove that he’s still a fan, Shawn decided to cover Justin’s hit song, “What Do You Mean?” Listen to his version of Justin’s jam here! To hear more about Justin Bieber, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
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Although fans can’t see Shawn’s beautiful face while he covers “What Do You Mean?” at least they can hear his beautiful voice! Sadly, the Instagram video is only 15 seconds long. But we’re hopeful the 17-year-old will post a full video of himself covering the entire song! The Canadian singer playfully captioned the Instagram video, “What do you meannn?” Listen to the clip below!
Amazing, right? Justin seems to think the same about Shawn’s music! After the 21-year-old admitted to not knowing who Shawn was, he went home and did his homework! Clearly the “What Do You Mean?” singer liked what he heard because on Sept. 17, he shared with his followers on Instagram, “Shawn I checked out the music and I’m so proud! So glad to see another boy from Canada crushin it. #canadiansdoitbetter.” Even if Justin didn’t check out Shawn’s music, we have a feeling the 17-year-old would still look up to JB.
Shawn Admits He’s Still A Fan Of Justin After Diss
No harm, no foul! Although some artists would’ve taken Justin’s diss to heart, Shawn certainly didn’t. “We haven’t met, but I guess he just doesn’t know,” Shawn told BBC Radio 1 in response to Justin saying he didn’t know who Shawn was. “I’m definitely a fan, I looked up to him for awhile, but I guess he just doesn’t know who I am. We’ll have to let him know.” Now that Justin knows who he is, when are these two going to get together and collaborate on a track??
Tell us, HollywoodLifers! What did you think of Shawn’s cover of “What Do You Mean?”
— Michelle Phi