Okay so it looks like Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes never even had beef to begin with.
2015 was a big year for Shawn Mendes. He was emerging onto the scene with his track, ‘Stitches’. You know the one that goes “And now that I’m without your kisses, I’ll be needing stitches.” Yeah that one.
Anyways, so that year, Justin Bieber was doing a radio interview and was asked, “What do you think of Shawn Mendes?”
Bieber innocently replies, “Who’s Shawn Mendes?” This interview naturally left everyone wondering if he was throwing some low key shade at the up and coming pop star at the time.
The radio host seemed somewhat surprised, especially seeing as ‘Stitches’ was huge in 2015 and also that both of the artists hail from the same country, that being Canada.
In an interview with BBC Radio that same year, in response to Bieber’s snub, Mendes told them, “We haven’t met, but I guess he just doesn’t know. I’m definitely a fan. I looked up to him for a while, but I guess he just doesn’t know who I am. We’ll have to let him know.”
And now in a Shawn Mendes Goes Undercover on YouTube segment with GQ, Mendes scrolled down the YouTube comments of his song with Bieber, ‘Monster’, replying to a comment which said, “I thought they weren’t friends at one point was that true.”
Turns out that he and Bieber never actually had beef.
Mendes replied, “Justin and I were never enemies. We were maybe not friends. I mean, yeah, I wasn’t texting and like ‘Yo, how you doing today?’, but we were never enemies, absolutely, and that’s kind of something that people maybe might’ve turned it into at some point. And when he made the video and he was like, ‘Who’s Shawn Mendes?’, he said he really genuinely didn’t know who I was, and I believed him.”
To close out the sentiment, Mendes also goes on to say that he loves Bieber a lot and that he’s been “super gracious and giving with his advice and his energy.”