Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift haven't always had the best relationship, especially because of his tumultuous romance with Selena Gomez. So it shouldn't be too surprising that he's kind of throwing shade at the pop star!
In a recent interview with Billboard, he said that he'd rather make "real" music than use someone like hitmaker Max Martin. Does the name sound familiar? He co-wrote Taylor's "Shake It Off."
“It’s hard to make meaningful songs that make you want to dance because it can come off cheesy. In the past I’ve recorded songs that I didn’t like, that I wouldn’t listen to, that the label was telling me to record," he said.
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"I’m self-expressing with this album — I can’t skip on the moments that were dark, the moments that were happy, the ex-girlfriend stuff. It makes it real, rather than ‘Let’s call up Max Martin to write you a hit song.’ I want my music to be inspiring.”
However, Max has also written hits for the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears. He's just really, really good at making catchy music. There's nothing wrong with that. And that kind of music can still be inspiring!
Do you think Justin was throwing shade? Or was he just making an innocent comment? Let us know in the comments!