From the get-go, Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber had been in contrast to one another resulting from their comparatively related tales: At a younger age, the 2 Canada natives grew to become international pop sensations who needed to study to navigate fame. That is, after all, all entrance and heart within the lyrics of “Monster.” Regardless of tabloids pitting the 2 in opposition to one another, although, it could be presumptuous to state that they ever had any actual beef. Let’s roll the tapes for Bieber and Shawn Mendes’ friendship timeline, lets?
Bieber appeared on WPLJ-FM Radio in September 2015 to advertise his track “What Do You Imply?” from his fourth studio album, Goal. On the time, Mendes’ personal pop profession had been blossoming with the debut of “Stitches.” When requested concerning the rising star, Bieber famously responded, “Who’s Shawn Mendes?” Mendes, for his half, let or not it’s recognized that there had been no exhausting emotions.
“We’ve not met, however I suppose he simply would not know [me],” Mendes informed BBC Radio 1 just a few days later. “I am undoubtedly a fan, I appeared as much as him for some time, however I suppose he simply would not know who I’m. We’ll should let him know.”
June 2018: Shawn Mendes Responded To Justin Bieber Comparisons
Fixed comparisons could be daunting, however Mendes has at all times taken them in stride. In an interview with ETALK in June 2018, Shawn Mendes addressed his ex-girlfriend Hailey Baldwin’s relationship with the Biebs and the comparisons between the 2, providing nothing however phrases of help. “I really like them each. They’re each actually superior individuals,” he mentioned. “Once I first began out, all people was like, ‘Oh, how do you are feeling about being in comparison with Justin?’ I used to be like, ‘What do you imply, how do I really feel?’ That is one of the best factor anybody may say to me. He is the person.”
Mendes’ help continued nicely after Baldwin and Bieber’s engagement. The Wonder musician informed Australian TV present The Undertaking in July 2018 that he texted his ex-girlfriend to congratulate her on her impending nuptials. “I texted Hailey the day of and I mentioned congrats. That is what it’s,” Mendes mentioned. “Everyone needs there to be extra — there’s not.”
As a result of the questions on Baldwin and Bieber had been aplenty, Mendes remained diplomatic when requested about the 2. “It is nice to see two wonderful individuals get collectively,” he informed The News Observers in August 2018. “If them each individually, it does make quite a lot of sense — a bit little bit of yin and yang.”
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Submit-engagement, Justin Bieber declared his love for his betrothed by continually sharing photographs of the mannequin on Instagram. Nevertheless, when followers observed that Mendes “favored” one of many pictures, all hell broke free. Thankfully, Bieber set the record straight and defined within the feedback of a put up that Shawn Mendes and Baldwin are pals. Exes can nonetheless be pals, cannot they?
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As his meteoric rise continued, Mendes was hailed the “Prince of Pop” by Observer journal in April 2019. The singer shared the achievement on Instagram, and Bieber left a remark below Shawn Mendes remark that raised eyebrows in each fandoms. “Gonna have to interrupt just a few extra information to dethrone my title there bud,” the “Holy” singer wrote. He then challenged Mendes to a hockey recreation for the title. After some fan backlash, Bieber clarified that the remark was simply “playful jargon,” reiterating that there isn’t any animosity between the 2. Mendes, for his half, took it in stride with an “LOL.” And sure, he agreed to that hockey match.
In a full-circle second, Mendes and Bieber dropped their new single and music video for “Monster” on Nov. 20. Earlier than the observe‘s launch, Bieber even referenced his notorious “Who’s Shawn Mendes?” second and introduced again the clip on Twitter. “Who’s @ShawnMendes?” he joked. Mendes then replied with a photo of himself alongside actor Jacob Tremblay, who lately starred as a younger Bieber in Justin’s “Lonely” music video. Mendes wrote, “You do not bear in mind us taking this pic collectively?” From “Who’s Shawn Mendes?” to “Monster,” Bieber and Mendes’ friendship evolution has been fairly a journey.