Justin Bieber challenges Shawn Mendes over ‘prince of pop’ title
Justin Bieber has issued a friendly ice hockey challenge to fellow singer Shawn Mendes after the There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back hitmaker was declared the “Prince of Pop”.
Mendes graced the cover of Britain’s The Observer Magazine over the weekend, when he was given the royal title, one which was previously used to describe Justin’s stardom by editors at Vanity Fair.
He shared the image on Instagram on Sunday and simply captioned it, “Thank you @obsmagazine x”.
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“Hmm Gonna have to break a few more records to dethrone my title there bud,” he commented under the photo. “but if you want we can play hockey for it…”
Bieber’s remarks led some followers to believe that he was trying to put Mendes’s accomplishments down, while others thought the online jab was linked to the 20 year old’s former close friendship with Bieber’s now-wife, model Hailey Baldwin, who he was rumoured to have dated just months before she reconnected with the Baby singer.