Source: Justin Bieber Does NOT Think Selena Gomez Exploited Their Relationship At AMAs With New Song

A new claim that Justin Bieber thinks Selena Gomez was "exploiting their relationship" by singing "The Heart Wants What It Wants" at the 2014 American Music Awards, is not true -- a source tells the Inquisitr.

Selena delivered her debut, emotional performance at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 23.

The starlet previously confirmed in an interview with Ryan Seacrest that her "Heart" single is about her on-and-off romance with Justin.

Hollywood Life --- a gossip website well known for peddling idiotic, contradictory and false claims, and which Gomez previously slammed as "never true" --- has claimed a so-called source said,

"Justin thinks Selena was exploiting their relationship by being so dramatic on stage and making it seem like he's the heartbreaker in all of this."

However, despite this claim -- which is designed to rile up fans and force a public reaction out of Bieber --- an insider familiar to Justin and Selena gave the Inquisitr this statement to correct the fabrication.

"As an artist himself, Justin expects Selena to promote her music just as he promotes his own," our source said. "And as Selena said before, he thinks her new song is 'beautiful.'"

The insider then said of Bieber, "He does not think Ms. Gomez exploited their relationship, and any communications they have are private. There are no sources listening in on them, then running to the press. This is just a malicious lie."

Additionally, after previously pretending Bieber had planned to "surprise" Selena by going to the American Music Awards to try to "win her back," Hollywood Life has since changed its story after social media photos revealed Justin went to the Hillsong NYC church on the same night as the AMAs.

The New York City church is led by pastor Carl Lentz, a longtime Bieber pal.

When the gossip site first claimed Bieber planned to go to AMAs, the Inquisitr spoke to two sources.

The first insider told us, "Justin will not be attending this year's AMAs, and has no plans to surprise anyone at the event." A second source added that Bieber had "never intended" to go to the AMAs.

As it turned out, that's exactly what happened.

On Saturday, Bieber posted an Instagram photo showing him standing by a private jet.

It was captioned, "What are we living for [?]"

Multiple eyewitnesses later claimed to have seen Bieber worshipping at the Hillsong NYC for several hours on Sunday, the day of the awards ceremony.

One picture, showed Bieber wearing the same knit sweater he also wore in a music video he posted on Sunday. He later uploaded a pic of himself playing basketball with Lentz.

More eyewitness claims were tweeted.

Naturally, Hollywood Life has a ready-made excuse as to why its claim that Bieber would attend the AMAs didn't happen.

"At first he wanted to go to the show but then his team convinced him not to go because they said he would look like a fool," says an invented mole. "Instead he went to New York to listen to a popular preacher. Every time he gets too preoccupied with Selena, he throws himself into religion. He [hasn't] reached out to Selena yet to congratulate her on her performance."

The phony 'source' continued,

"Justin's team and Pastor Carl Lenz convinced him to skip the American Music Awards and spend time at Hillsong Church in [NYC] instead. He's been reminded to spread the gospel rather than dwell in the trappings of Hollywood."

Media outlets and fans should be alert to Hollywood Life's continual attempts to exploit the ended romance of Bieber and Gomez. The gossip site is counting on readers not recalling their numerous past claims that didn't happen, were false or didn't make sense.

The site's endless Gomez-Swift feud stories throughout the summer, a case in point.

Meanwhile, at a Red Carpet Radio event held last week before the 2014 American Music Awards, Selena told Chicago's B96 Radio station that her relationship with Justin is good.

She added, "I love him with all my heart."

It's unfortunate that one website appears determined to undermine Bieber and Gomez's attempts to move on maturely as friends, by creating bogus headlines.

[Images via WireImage.]