Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, has confirmed the superstar “never” gave an interview to the Daily Star. In addition to other fabricated quotes, it was alleged that Bieber and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are now talking about collaborating.
However, Gossip Cop reports Braun told the watchdog site that the tabloid’s claims are not true and Bieber “never” spoke to the U.K. publication.
On Tuesday (August 3), the Daily Star’s headline blared, “‘I am finally working with Cheryl’ Bieber opens up on track we’re all waiting for.”
“It’s the collaboration that’s been on everyone’s lips for years, and now [Bieber] has spoken out on the upcoming hit,” the tabloid wrote, adding, “Chatting in Miami, Justin Bieber exclusively confirmed to Daily Star Online that he has been wanting to work with Cheryl for a long time.”
The rag also claimed the pop superstar dished, “With our commitments we have never managed to make it work.”
Continuing the fiction, Bieber was quoted as saying, “Though I saw [Cheryl] a couple of weeks back, and now she has left her role on The X Factor, I think this year will finally be the year we are able to record together.”
The bogus quotes didn’t stop there.
The Biebs supposedly gushed back, “She is beautiful inside and out, so she deserves all the happiness the world… Liam is a great guy, all the One Direction guys are.”
The tabloid alleged Bieber added, “They just better make sure I am invited to the wedding.”
It’s all very juicy and topical, but it’s also very false. Bieber didn’t speak to the Daily Star, which has a long history of fabricating stories. The discredited tabloid has yet to apologize or offer an explanation for its fraudulent reporting.
Justin Bieber, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Working Together Interview "Never" Happened, Says Rep https://t.co/OBkiKRzTdO
— Gossip Cop (@GossipCop) August 4, 2016
A number of media outlets reported the fake Cheryl Fernandez-Versini/Justin Bieber collaboration story.
Justin Bieber says a collaboration with Cheryl will be a thing this year, and gives Liam his approval https://t.co/Crk9cdLoJL
— Digital Spy Music (@digitalspymusic) August 4, 2016
— Capital (@CapitalOfficial) August 3, 2016
That Justin Bieber / One Direction collaboration you've been hoping for might happen… https://t.co/uTMrbPhd8i
— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) August 4, 2016
Regular Inquisitr readers will be aware that Bieber frequently features in fabricated tabloid reports due to his high clickbait value.
Last week, the Celeb Dirty Laundry blog falsely claimed Bieber and Ariana Grande were heading for a “hookup” in an attempt to exploit the real-life news that Grande had just split up with her boyfriend, Ricky Alvarez.
Just days before, Gossip Cop debunked the National Enquirer’s claim that Bieber had a collection of “homemade sex tapes.”
Last month, the New York Post claimed Bieber turned down a role in a work-in-progress movie because he wanted a gay sex scene rewritten. However, the story was firmly denied by the singer’s rep. It was revealed Bieber’s team never had any talks about a gay part in a movie.
Earlier this year, the U.K.’s Mirror claimed the Biebs and/or his dancers smashed, or somehow damaged, a set of speakers in a London rehearsal studio before performing at the BRIT awards. At the time, a rep for Bieber said the story was “completely untrue.”
Unfortunately for the “Sorry” singer, the conveyor belt of fake or exaggerated Justin Bieber stories shows no signs of stopping or slowing down. The widespread problem of fabrication in entertainment news remains ongoing and the reality is the issue isn’t even publicly acknowledged by media outlets.
To reiterate: Bieber’s manager confirms the singer “never” gave an interview to the Daily Star, and there have been no discussions about a Cheryl Fernandez-Versini collaboration. Nor has Bieber publicly shared his opinion on Liam Payne’s relationship with Cheryl.
For the foreseeable, the only pair-up between the parties can be seen in the BBC Radio 1 video below.
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