Justin Bieber Backtracks On Shawn Mendes Shade, Promotes “Stitches” On Instagram

Mike Wass | September 17, 2015 1:47 pm
Justin Bieber Shades Shawn Mendes
Justin Bieber threw a little shade at Shawn Mendes in a recent radio interview.

Between Ariana Grande’s donut-licking spree and Justin Bieber’s general existence, Scooter Braun and associates have become experts at damage control. The Canadian superstar drew a little flack earlier this week by claiming he had never heard of Shawn Mendes in a radio interview. It seemed like a modern twist on Mariah Carey’s classic “I don’t know her” shade and social media soon decided it was unnecessary.

The 21-year-old jumped on Instagram this morning and (kind of) apologized. “Shawn I checked out the music and I’m so proud!” Justin wrote. “So glad to see another boy from Canada crushin it.” It’s completely disingenuous, but who really cares? The mini-controversy has only raised Shawn’s profile and this endorsement is priceless. “Stitches” is currently perched at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. Don’t be surprised to see it in the top 10 hit next week.

Justin’s apology:

Shawn I checked out the music and I'm so proud! So glad to see another boy from Canada crushin it. #canadiansdoitbetter

A photo posted by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on

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