Puth yelled the profanity Bieber’s way while performing his song “We Don’t Talk Anymore” during a concert last Friday in Dallas. “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” lifted from Puth’s debut album Nine Track Mind, features Bieber’s ex Selena Gomez on the studio recording.
— Allie Twist (@allisonxtwist) March 12, 2016
Puth later took to Twitter to clear up his little “joke”. “Hey everyone. I feel like I need to clear something up. What I said at the concert last night about Justin was meant to be a joke.” He also assured he was a “massive” Bieber fan and that he has “nothing but great things to say about him and his music always”. Those tweets have since been deleted but US Weekly saved them for posterity.
A source close to the situation reiterated that Puth’s comment was intended as a joke. Bieber has yet to respond.