Charlie Puth was one of the performers for the Nickelodeon 2016 Kid's Choice Awards and he also performed at a Dallas concert where he was heard cursing Justin Bieber in the middle of his number. Puth name-dropped Bieber while performing his single "We Don't Talk Anymore," which is a song that he originally recorded with the ex-girlfriend of the "Love Yourself" singer, Selena Gomez. "F--k you, Justin Bieber," he said before he proceeded with the lyrics of the song, drawing cheers from the crowd. The moment was captured by a fan, Allie Twist and was posted on Twitter, EOnline reported.
The 24-year-old singer later posted an apology on Twitter but the said tweets were then deleted, causing confusion to some who wondered if his alleged diss to Bieber was real or was merely a joke like what he claimed in his since-deleted apology tweets. Although the posts were deleted, some fans were able to screen-grab it.
"What I said at the concert last night about Justin was meant to be a joke," Puth wrote on a series of tweets, according to MTV News. "However...That way it was said mid song did not sound like one. I am a massive @JustinBieber fan and I have nothing but great things to say about him and his music always."
Bieber has not commented on the issue yet although Hollywood Life claimed that the singer refused to fire back on the "douchey move" of Puth because it might affect their mutual friend, Wiz Khalifa.
Meanwhile, Puth was rumored to be in a relationship with Gomez after the release of the song "We Don't Talk Anymore" early this year.
"I'm good friends with her now, and we talked about wanting to collaborate, and I was finishing the song, and I was like, 'Wouldn't it be cool if you sang the second verse?' And that's really how it happened. She came over; she recorded it. I didn't even have a studio set up: She recorded it in my closet, and it really added a lot to the record," Puth said according to People.
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— Allie Twist (@allisonxtwist) March 12, 2016