ICYMI, Justin Bieber joined Ariana Grande on stage briefly at Coachella 2019 for a performance of “Sorry,” which was a massive surprise to the audience. Fans of the pop star haven’t seen him perform live for several years now, and while diehard beliebers were totally freaking out, others were, well, a bit more critical. Now, the “Love Yourself” crooner and “Thank U, Next” songstress have taken to Twitter to address the hate and defend his performance.

So how did this all start? Well, it began when Morgan Stewart, the host of E! News’ Nightly Pop, accused JB of lip-synching at the festival.

“No! The poor song started before him,” she said. “I did not realize it was going to be that bad!”

Unfortunately, the 30-year-old’s words really got to the singer, because as soon as he saw what she had to say about his performance, he hit up Twitter to let her know how uncool it was that she spent time on her talk show tearing him down.

“@Morgan_Stewart just saw a video of you ripping me to shreds saying I was [lip-synching]. They played the song and i just sang overtop of it.. regardless why spend your time tearing people down. It’s People like you that are bullies at school that are making kids suicidal.” Yikes!

His Twitter rant didn’t end there, though! The “No Brainer” singer’s next tweet was devoted to inspiring Morgan to use her words more wisely, and in a way that will lift people up rather than tear them down.

“@Morgan_Stewart imagine if you spent even half the time you spend laughing at other peoples expense actually building people up and encouraging people how much positivity you could bring. What hurts about this is the fact that you have a platform to make a difference.” Well, he’s got a point there!

The 25-year-old continued to drive home his point, while also explaining that singing to a backtrack is nothing new. In fact, most musicians who make appearances during someone else’s performance typically do the exact same thing.

“And rather than being positive you belittle people,” he added. “Think about how awesome it felt for me to be on that stage after being away for so long the excitement and joy it gave me doing the thing i love the most, i sang to a backtrack like most cameos do this is a normal thing.”

“And rather than try and make people feel accepted and loved you find things to pick apart like the world isn’t full of that already.. we can find something negative to say about anything or anyone,” he wrote.

We know this is a long rant, but tbh, it’s an important one. Bullying is never OK, and even though his surprise appearance at Coachella might not have gone as smoothly as some people felt it should’ve, it’s still no reason to come at the pop icon and make him feel bad about something he was truly proud of.

JB closed out his argument by posing a question not just to Morgan, but to people everywhere who may feel the need to bring others down.

“When are we gonna be the kind of people that find joy in adding value to one another and not tearing each other apart,” he asked.

But wait, there’s more. The “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” singer then hopped on the social media platform to back Justin up, and it was seriously the sweetest.

“circling back. your fans, friends & the world is thrilled to have you back,” she wrote. “everyone was so happy to see u smile like that. no one will ever understand how it feels to be u, but it’s not their job to. take care. make music. u are loved. p.s. everyone in that video will be streaming.” Aww!

Then, in a completely separate tweet, the former Nickelodeon star took aim at the critics.

“people are so lost,” she wrote. “one day everybody that works at all them blogs will realize how unfulfilled they are and purposeless what they’re doing is and hopefully shift their focus elsewhere. that’s gonna be a beautiful a– day for them! i can’t wait for them to feel lit inside.”

To close out her series of tweets, she reminded her fans that she just doesn’t like to see her friends get torn down by other people.

“I don’t like when people try to ruin beautiful moments for my friends that’s all,” she tweeted. “have a good day.”

Well, they’re certainly not wrong! And at this point, we’d love to know if the Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star is going to respond. If she does, don’t worry — you’ll be the first to know!

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, there are many resources available. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text Crisis Text Line at 741-741. Both are available 24/7.

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