Justin Bieber Teases Shawn Mendes Over "Prince of Pop" Title

The singer playfully called the "In My Blood" star out on social media.

By Samantha Schnurr 08 Apr, 2019 2:14 PMTags

Shawn Mendes is the new Prince of Pop? Not according to Justin Bieber

The two pop stars grabbed the internet's attention this weekend when the 20-year-old Canadian singer shared The Observer Magazine's new cover, dubbing Mendes "Prince of pop."

"Thank you @obsmagazine," the star shared on Instagram. 

The title did not go unnoticed by the Biebs, who playfully called him out. "Hmm ' Gonna have to break a few more records to dethrone my title there bud (canadian voice)..but if you want we can play hockey for it but i heard your a real bender on the ice we could just drop the buckets and tilt for it," Bieber wrote in a comment. In fact, Bieber had been named "Prince of Pop" on a cover of Hero back in 2015

Mendes took the comment in jest, writing back, "LOL any time any day you just let me know!!!!!!"

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Of course, some fans could not take the joke, so Bieber tried to calm everyone down. 

"There is no competition and it was a playful joke people relax.. there's no sides we're all just here to make dope music," the singer said. 

"I'm just competitive as is he so it was just a little playful jargon," Bieber concluded. 

There you have it. Everyone can relax because there's no feud alert here.