Shawn Mendes Says He's Showing 'Support and Love' Through Teddy Geiger's Transition

Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
Shawn Mendes arrives at the Secret Genius Awards at Vibiana on Nov. 1, 2017 in Los Angeles. 

"Be a friend first off and that's kind of all we're thinking."

Singer-songwriter Teddy Geiger announced last week via Instagram that they are transitioning, receiving tons of support from many fans and friends who encourage them finally being their true self. 

Among those supporting Geiger during this transition are Shawn Mendes and Scott Harris. The trio have together penned some of Mendes' biggest hits since 2015's breakout "Stitches" and recently wrapped nearly a month of writing for Mendes' next album, as Mendes and Harris told Billboard at Spotify's Secret Genius Awards earlier this week in Los Angeles. They trio also performed their "Treat You Better" hit at the event. 

On the subject of Geiger's transition, Mendes said it's a matter of just doing "anything we can" to support them. "Be a friend first off and that's kind of all we're thinking of," he said. 

“[People should] support and love and be there however you can, because it kind of is a hard thing to figure out how to support and remember they’re your friend, he continued. "There’s no difference.”

Harris also added, “First and foremost, a friend is a friend -- so just treat them like a homey.”  

-- Reporting by Colin Stutz 


The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to

To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.