Is it too late now to say he's sorry? Charlie Puth made a disparaging comment toward Justin Bieber in Dallas on Friday, March 11, while performing his song “We Don’t Talk Anymore.” The 24-year-old singer later apologized for his remarks, but deleted the apology shortly afterward.
“F‑‑k you, Justin Bieber!” Puth, 24, shouted in the middle of the performance on Friday, followed by overwhelming cheers from the audience (see the NSFW moment below).
“We Don’t Talk Anymore,” a track from Puth’s debut album, Nine Track Mind, features Bieber’s ex Selena Gomez. She was not present at the performance.
The “See You Again” singer later took to Twitter to apologize, but removed the series of posts from his account moments later.
“Hey everyone. I feel like I need to clear something up,” he wrote in the now-deleted tweets. “What I said at the concert last night about Justin was meant to be a joke. However.. The way it was said mid song did not sound like one.”
He continued, “I am a massive @JustinBieber fan and I have nothing but great things to say about him and his music always.”
Bieber, 22, and Gomez, 23, were in a tumultuous on-again, off-again three-year relationship until 2014. The duo have since spoken out about one another on multiple occasions.
“I’m so exhausted,” Gomez told W magazine last month. “I honestly am so done. I care about his health and well-being. But I can’t do it anymore.”
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