EDM DJ Martin Garrix shared a clip of his close pal Bieber, 22, singing “I Knew You Were Trouble” shortly before he hit the stage for the Nashville stop of his Purpose World Tour on Monday, June 27.
Clad in a monochromatic Hawaiian shirt and cutoff jean shorts, Bieber strummed his acoustic guitar, singing, “I knew you were trouble when you walked in / So shame on me now / Flew me to places I’d never been.”
This isn’t the first time in recent memory that the teen heartthrob covered a Swift song. Last month, he shared an Instagram video of himself singing the songwriter’s breakout 2006 hit “Teardrops on My Guitar” while sitting in the passenger seat of a car. Sharp-eyed fans later noticed that Swift, 26, came across the May 23 post and liked it.
As previously reported, it’s been years since the duo were on good terms. Us Weekly exclusively revealed in August 2013 that Bieber’s on-again, off-again relationship with Swift’s BFF Selena Gomez created a rift between them.
“Taylor hates him,” a source told Us at the time. “She thinks Selena makes a mistake every time she reconciles with him. Bieber has really come between the girls.”
Last year, the “Sorry” hitmaker tweeted that he hopes to collaborate with Swift again sometime in the future. “She is great. Might be time to make things right and hit the stage together again,” he wrote in a reply to Billboard on Twitter.
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