Is Justin Bieber's nearly nude, impression of nude - oh, okay - totally naked selfie the real issue in all the nudity talk, or did the singer's baring reveal come before naughty behavior with returned gal pal Chantal Jeffries? If so, is it the final straw for girlfriend Selena Gomez?
After what appears to have been a wild weekend, Justin Bieber took to his Shots account to unwrap a shirtless and likely pantsless selfie early Monday.
In the photo, the 20-year-old deadpans into the camera which he deliberately holds at a low angle, making it seem as if he is fully nude -- and he may well have been naked in the snap which shows off the singer's rippling muscles, tattoos, abdominal hair and a gold chain.
The Biebs captioned his exhibitionist display with a simple, "Night." But it's who he may have said it to that makes the Canadian's selfie a little more risqué than your average nearly nude selfie.
(Photo via Shots.)
In addition to being filmed getting cozy with new face Kayla Phillips at Chris Brown's charity roller rink event in Los Angeles on Saturday, the "Baby" singer has been spending time with old gal pal Chantel Jeffries and her female friend.
As most will recall, Jeffries is a glamour model who rode shotgun with Bieber before he was arrested on suspicion of DUI in January. Mail Online reports she and her buddy were seen leaving the singer's Beverly Hills condo Thursday morning.
Before Bieber uploaded his probably nude picture, he posted a shot of himself sandwiched between Chantel and her pal Catherine Paiz, both of whom posed coyly.
"Studio with these fools @chantel @catherine," Justin wrote next to the image.
(Photo via Shots, Justin Bieber Chantel Jeffries and Catherine Paiz.)
Over the last two weeks, Bieber and on-off girlfriend Selena Gomez rekindled their fractious relationship and have been spotted out on a number of dates. He was said to be "doting" on her and an insider told PEOPLE magazine the couple were "inseparable."
E! News recently cited a source as saying the couple are still together and Jeffries is "just friends" with Justin.
Since his nearly nude selfie, the Biebs has continued to hang with Chantel, who was a guest at his penthouse party on Monday along with Johnny Manziel, Tyrese, Floyd Mayweather, Tyga and more. The police were called out twice by neighbors after noise complaints.
(Photo via Shots, Mayweather, Jeffries, Tyga and others at Bieber's Beverly Hills party.)
What's Gomez's take on Justin's busy past few days?
E! reports the actress-singer is planning her 22nd birthday bash and Bieber is still expected to attend. But, as is often the case with Jelena, others are having their say.
"No-one wants [the Biebs] to go," an insider told E!, but added, "She [Selena] doesn't seem to care that he spends time with other women and isn't always honest with her."
"She's hypnotized. Her friends just want her to enjoy herself for her birthday, but if Justin attends it might complicate matters."
Another report claims Bieber and Gomez are "not talking and Selena is hysterical" and that "Seeing Justin with other girls is horrible for her, it's driving her crazy."
A purported source continued:"She doesn't understand why he does this to her, and she doesn't know what to do. He's got her questioning everything."
Meanwhile, Selena offered her own insight into her current state of mind in an Instagram post on Monday. In a lengthy caption alongside an artsy photo, the 21-year-old declared:
"Class never runs scared. It is sure-footed and confident, and it can handle whatever comes along."
Gomez added: "Class has a sense of humor. It knows that a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations."
Will Justin go to Selena's upcoming birthday party and will his selfie camera angles get any lower? Can she get past Jeffries' presence in his life and give him the benefit of the doubt?
All in good time.