Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift have feuded for years. But now Justin has posted a video in which he sings Taylor’s “Teardrops On My Guitar,” and her reaction has caused speculation that his “olive branch” has ended their feud, according to Us Weekly.
In the video, which Bieber shared on Instagram on May 23, the 22-year-old pop singer is seated in a car’s passenger seat singing. Swift responded by liking the post.
But that truce has been a long time coming. Back in 2013, a source told Us that Justin’s constantly shifting relationship with Taylor’s best friend, Selena Gomez, had caused a war.
“Taylor hates him. She thinks Selena makes a mistake every time she reconciles with him. Bieber has really come between the girls,” revealed the source. “He complains Taylor’s always telling Selena she can do better.”
Swift has remained faithful to her friend, staying by her side throughout the on-again, off-again romance known as “Jelena” (Justin + Selena). And the feud hasn’t been one-sided.
When Taylor was asked a question about Justin in a press room interview, she would not respond.
“Can we have another question?” punted Swift.
Taylor also was seen looking disgruntled at the sight of Gomez kissing Bieber.
The feud built up over the years. At the start of Selena’s and Justin’s relationship, Swift was friends with both, the trio lined up in a row during the American Music Awards in 2011. But the repeated splits caused Taylor to side with Gomez against Bieber.
After Justin posted the video hinting that he wants to end his feud with Swift, fans reacted with delight.
“Jaylor?” questioned one, suggesting that Justin + Taylor could become a new couple.
“OH MY GOSHJHHH TEARDROPS ON MY GUITAR,” gushed another.
However, Hollywood Life questions whether Justin actually intended to mock Taylor rather than offer an olive branch when he sang her song. Did her “like” mean that she accepted and wanted to end the feud too, or was she playing along with his game?
The speculation occurs amid concern that Bieber is in a “downward spiral,” according to Page Six.
He shocked by throwing shade on social media following his performance and honors at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards.
“I don’t know about these award shows,” wrote the “Sorry” singer without apologies on Monday.
“No disrespect to anybody at any of the shows or the people running it … But I don’t feel good when I’m there nor after. A lot of people in the audience there to be seem worried about how much camera time they will get or who they can network with.”
I don't know about these award shows.. No disrespect to anybody at any of the shows or the people running it. Nothing but love for you guys and your support. But I don't feel good when I'm there nor after. I try to think of it as a celebration but can't help feeling like people are rating and grading my performance. A lot of people in the audience there to be seem worried about how much camera time they will get or who they can network with. When I'm doing a regular show I feel they are there for the right reasons and to strictly have a good time! But these award shows seem so hollow. I get the premise is to award people for their accomplishments, but is it really? Because when I look in the audience I see a bunch of fake smiles so that when the camera hits them they look happy. Sure there are people truly proud of others so I don't want to knock them I'm just looking at the vast majority. I just think to myself if I'm living my purpose I want the reward to be fulfillment. I'm getting awarded for the things that I'm doing and not for who I am which is understandable I know it would probably be hard to calculate and award someone's spirit lol. But When I do get these awards the temptation of putting my worth in what I do is so hard to fight!!!I am privileged and honored to be recognized by my peers in but in these settings I can't feel the recognition. There's an authenticity missing that I crave! And I wonder does anybody else.. Sorry not sorry about grammar it's not my strong point
Justin won both the Best Male Artist and Best Social Media Artist at the show following a series of incidents that caused some to question whether he was having a breakdown. He was observed meandering barefoot around Boston and climbing trees amid concern that his intense schedule for his Purpose tour is to blame.
In 2015, his manager Scooter Braun admitted that he had once scrapped a tour because of concerns.
“I was not going to let him work. He wanted to tour, and I honestly at that time felt, if he toured, he could die.”
Amid the speculation about the pop singer’s health, the significance of that video and Swift’s “like,” Taylor has been coping with her concern over her boyfriend, Calvin Harris. Harris was in a car accident during the weekend, reported E News.
Calvin, a well-known DJ and producer, was “in shock” after a terrifying incident, and is now “doing better.” Swift’s boyfriend is allowing himself some relaxation time to ensure he recovers fully.
“He is keeping an eye on his body to make sure he is 100% this week,” revealed E News‘ insider.
But Harris focused on avoiding alarming Swift, and Taylor was “very caring” when she learned what had occurred. The accident was caused when a teenager in a Volkswagen Beetle headed over the center divider on a narrow canyon road. She hit the SUV in which Harris, 32, was a passenger.
Calvin, whose real name is Adam Wiles, had to cancel a few concerts as a result of the accident.
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