Justin Bieber is reportedly responding to Ariana Grande’s recent comments about Selena Gomez constantly being referred to as Justin’s ex.
According to a new report by Hollywood Life, just one day after Grande publicly blasted those who refer to Selena as Justin’s former girlfriend, Bieber is now responding to her comments and admitting that he actually thinks Ariana’s comments were actually “cool.”
“Justin didn’t take what Ariana said in her Billboard interview as a personal diss. He thinks what she said was cool,” an insider close to Bieber alleged of Hollywood Life of how Justin really feels about Grande’s new interview.
The site’s insider claimed that Justin “totally supports Ariana’s point of view” when it comes to her recent outspoken remarks and added that Bieber “only wants Selena to be happy.”
“He knows Selena would want to be known for her work, and never as someone’s ex,” the source continued. “Justin would never want to be the cause of anything that hinders Selena as a person and as an artist.”
Bieber’s supposed response comes shortly after Ariana spoke out about his and Selena’s former relationship in an in-depth new interview with Billboard, in which Grande slammed the media and the public for constantly tying Gomez to Bieber despite the two splitting in 2014.
“I saw a headline—draw your own conclusions [on the subjects] because it’ll be so much drama that I don’t want—they called someone another someone’s ex, and that p***** me off,” Ariana revealed in the new Billboard interview. “This person has had so many great records in the last year, and she hasn’t been dating him forever. Call her by her name!”
Ariana Grande then confessed that she’ll “never be able to swallow the fact that people feel the need to attach a successful woman to a man when they say her name,” in the interview. “I hate that,” Grande said, “Like, I’m fuming. Sorry…. I need to take a sip of water and breathe. Don’t get me started on this s***.”
Notably, Grande did not mention Selena or Justin by name, though the Billboard interviewer claimed that “it seems obvious” that Ariana was referring Gomez and her constant ties to Bieber.
Ariana’s latest remarks about Selena and Justin come shortly after reports that she and Bieber allegedly haven’t been seeing eye to eye in recent months.
Most recently, it appeared that Grande and Bieber confirmed their supposed feud after the two sent social media fans into a frenzy when they both appeared to unfollow, and then promptly refollow, each other on both Instagram and Twitter.
However, despite the drama, Araina denied that she clicked the unfollow button during an interview with Britain’s KISS FM, claiming that the unfollow issues were nothing but a technical glitch.
when Ariana and justin blessed us and performed together pic.twitter.com/ObIXwGnB2V
— ㅤ (@5sosftjbieber) May 10, 2016
“I actually didn’t! I think it was like a glitch or something, because I didn’t,” Grande said at the time when asked why she unfollowed Bieber. “I mean, maybe he blocked me or something?… There’s nothing going on,” Ariana said, claiming that there’s “nothing to report” when it comes to any supposed drama between the two.
“We haven’t spoken in months,” Grande continued, adding that she thinks Justin is “a great guy” and “a great artist.”
But Ariana’s seemingly gushing remarks over Justin came just weeks after Grande appeared to refer to the singer as “Satan” on Twitter.
Back in January, Bieber got a little flirty with Ariana on Instagram, commenting on one of Grande’s social media videos, “Damn Ariana u look so good.”
Ariana then took to Twitter where she appeared to slam Justin and his comments, tweeting out, “lol no” before adding “Not today satan!!!!!! gtg finish this music & live my cute, drama free life!!”
What do you think of Justin Bieber’s alleged response to Ariana Grande’s Selena Gomez comments?
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