Mendes, 20, took to Instagram on Sunday, April 7, to share his recent cover of The Observer Magazine, which dubbed him pop music royalty. In the comments section, Bieber, 25, wrote, “Hmm ‘’ Gonna have to break a few more records to dethrone my title there bud (canadian voice)..but if you want we can play hockey for it but i heard your [sic] a real bender on the ice we could just drop the buckets and tilt for it.”
Some Instagram users did not pick up on the “Friends” singer’s playful tone, with one commenting, “justin has been dead from music for how long? take a seat bud.” In response, Bieber clarified in a second comment, “There is no competition and it was a playful joke people relax.. there’s no sides we’re all just here to make dope music. I’m just [as] competitive as he is … so it was just a little playful jargon.”
The “In My Blood” crooner then replied, “@justinbieber LOL any time any day you just let me know!!!!!!”
In March, Mendes made headlines for “liking” an Instagram photo of the Drop the Mic cohost that her husband shared on Instagram. Justin responded by commenting, “Their [sic] friends relax.”
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