Pop star Justin Bieber and R&B artist The Weeknd have gotten themselves into a little beef situation. The relatively young saga may be a little confusing if you’re not plugged into the right social media circles, or if you’re not adequately immersed in pop culture. Let this pretty cool white dad from the ‘burbs explain and get you caught up.
Hello there, fam. It looks like we have yet another celebrity beef to break down. You never want to see two people beefing with each other, especially in such a public manner, but at least it gives me a chance to explain it to all of you.
Alright so The Weeknd is currently dating The Biebs’ ex on-again off-again girlfriend, Selena Gomez. Pop music star Selena — not to be confused with the late Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, a former Latina pop star who was tragically cut down in a hail of gunfire in 1995 by her friend and manager — has a long history with Justin. Do you have one of those people from your past who you were in love with, yet you knew that person was bad for you? Your brain made you quit that person because he or she was unhealthy for you, but your heart kept leading you right back.
Yeah that’s Biebs and Selena in a nutshell. She a fine little mamí, too.
Okay so about a week ago, Biebs questioned Selena’s intentions with The Weekend. Talkin bout how she latched onto the star only to promote herself and all that noise, and not because she was genuinely interested in him. That’s a pretty serious accusation from our boy, tho. He apparently made the parallel to their past relationship, of course meaning that Selena wasn’t genuine with her intentions with him. That’s real af. And I hope it’s untrue because she seems like a sweet girl.
First punch landed by Biebs. First punch was a jab, though. Here comes the right hook.
Dressed like a total dickhead, Justin responds to a paparazzo who asked him if he ever listens to The Weekend’s music. His response: “No. Shit’s whack.” He’s trying to drag him, which is social media vernacular for embarrass publicly. I take serious issue with this, tbh. The Weekend makes some excellent music, and I’m inclined to believe that, had Justin not been beefing with The Weekend, he would agree. But public disputes can make you act out.
The Weekend’s most recent album, “Starboy,” is filled with bonafide banger after bonafide banger. He was also a featured artist on Kanye’s “FML” from the TLOP album, the undisputed song of the year. Dude has pipes. Biebs is wrong for this, which leads me to believe he was swinging on The Weekend out of spite. Some petty shit. Hoe shit.
The Weekend seems like a pretty passive guy, not the type to get caught up in a mess like this, and maybe that’s why he hasn’t responded to Biebs yet. I guess Biebs is upset that someone else in the music industry is waxing that ass, but he and Selena are done so I don’t get it? Time to move on, my G. She apparently has..