Justin Bieber lip-synched along to Drake as he rapped Selena Gomez’s name in DJ Khaled’s new ‘Popstar’ video & a source tells HL EXCLUSIVELY that Justin’s ‘just having fun’.
Social media went into a Jelena tizzy on Sept. 4 when Justin Bieber, 26, lip-synched along to Drake‘s lyric, “Ariana, Selena, my visa” — but it turns out the Canadian star wasn’t thinking of ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, 28, at all. “Justin is not thinking at all about Selena with this new music or song, a source close to Justin spilled to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY, going onto explain that wife Hailey Baldwin, 23, also isn’t bothered by fan reaction.
“[Justin] and Hailey are paying no attention to what the fans are saying about Selena when it comes to the song,” the insider also added. “Justin is just having fun with it. This officially starts his big return to music with more to come soon. He’s excited it’s all finally happening,” they revealed. Justin most recently released the album Changes in Feb. 2020, was originally scheduled to be on tour this summer until the shows were postponed due to COVID-19.
Hailey also briefly appeared in DJ Khaled‘s “Popstar” video, along with his longtime manager Scooter Braun, 39. “Look, Ariana, Selena, my Visa/It can take as many charges as it needs to, my girl,” Drake raps as Justin lip-synced along. “S— don’t even usually get this big without a Bieber face…You would probably think my manager is Scooter Braun, yeah/But my manager with twenty hoes in Buddakan, yeah, ayy,” Drake also said on the track.
Notably, Justin and Selena dated on-and-off for years beginning back in 2010, with their final split in 2018. Justin went on to marry Hailey the following September, hosting an official wedding reception a year later in South Carolina. Selena’s epic ballad “Lose You To Love Me” made clear references to her lengthy romance with Justin, including the heart-wrenching lyric, “In two months, you replaced us/Like it was easy.”
As for Justin’s new music, sources have previously revealed that the star has been “recording during COVID” and “made an entire new project.” The source also said, “The album will have all new collaborators and the music is already blowing people away…Justin has already shot music videos recently and his fans are in for a massive surprise. It’s a pop album, but it’s going to have amazing vocals, incredible stories, really worldwide smashes.”
Justin Bieber Lip Syncs Selena Gomez’s Name In Surprise Music Video From Drake & DJ Khaled.
Two surprises in one night! Not only did Justin Bieber take over Drake’s parts in the ‘POPSTAR’ music video with DJ Khaled, but he also didn’t stop lip-syncing when Drake’s line about Selena Gomez came on.
It was already a surprise when Drake pushed the boundaries and name-dropped exes Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez during his verse on DJ Khaled’s song, “POPSTAR,” in July of 2020. So, imagine our surprise when not only did Justin take over Drake’s parts in the music video — which was released on Sept. 3 — but he was also a good sport and mouthed along to Selena’s name in the video!
Before we get to that point, the video starts off with Drake being bombarded with videos from DJ Khaled, who is pleading with the Toronto rapper to make a video for their “Popstar” collab. So, driven to desperate measures, Drake calls in a “favor”: AKA, having Justin pretend to be him.
The music video begins, and we see our “Popstar,” Justin, indulging in his worst pop star behavior as he parties with gorgeous models in his Beverly Hills mansion. Scooter Braun even makes a cameo, thanks to this cheeky line from Drake: “I’m a pop star, but this s–t ain’t bubblegum, yeah/ You would probably think my manager is Scooter Braun, yea.” As the Biebs lip syncs away to Drake’s verses, we start sweating as he approaches this line: “Look, Ariana, Selena, my Visa.”
Of course, this is a reference to none another than Ariana Grande and Ms. Gomez. Staying faithful to the job he came to do, Justin fully lip syncs his ex-girlfriend’s name! Even more awkward is the fact that the music video turns out to be a bad dream — a la The Wizard of Oz — and Justin awakens in bed next to his wife, Hailey. “You okay?,” Hailey asks, to which Justin says, “Yeah I’m good, I had a crazy dream. Drake asked me to be in a video, but he wasn’t in the video…I love you, baby.” Even if Justin says Selena’s name in a video, we know where his heart truly belongs!
Justin’s lip-syncing moment comes after fans believed they caught the “Changes” singer watching Selena’s new cooking show, Selena + Chef, on HBO Max in August. Justin shared a screenshot of his HBO Max dashboard, which just so happened to display the promo of his ex’s show in the corner. To be fair, the show wasn’t on Justin’s actual watchlist, but the photo still caused a conundrum among fans.
Earlier this year, Justin admitted that he didn’t exactly treat his on-again, off-again relationship with Selena — which roughly spanned eight years before ending for good in early 2018 — with caution. “In my previous relationship, I went off and just went crazy and went wild, just was being reckless,” Justin confessed during an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music in February. He changed his bad-boy ways after Hailey entered the picture, whom he married in Sept. 2018. “This time, I took the time to really build myself and focus on me, and try to make the right decisions and all that sort of stuff. And yeah, I got better,” Justin explained.
As for how Selena felt about that confession, a source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife at the time, “Selena feels vindicated by Justin’s words but that doesn’t take back all that happened while they were together. Selena doesn’t want her relationship with Justin to define her but she does feel some comfort that he spoke out about what he did. She hopes that he is being genuine.”
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