Justin Bieber Says Shawn Mendes Can’t Take Prince of Pop Title, Not Yet

Justin Bieber to Shawn Mendes Hold Your Horses, Eh? You’re Not Prince of Pop … Yet

4/8/2019 7:41 AM PDT

Justin Bieber is stomping out any thoughts Shawn Mendes is the current Prince of Pop — but the title might be up for grabs … if Shawn wants to skate for it.

JB responded to an IG post Shawn threw up on Sunday — a magazine cover of himself with the headline, “Prince of pop.” Biebs told his fellow Canadian pop star pal to pump the brakes … ’cause Justin insists he’s still the chosen one of the genre.

According to Bieber, Shawn has a long way to go and a lot more records to break before he can touch the crown. He didn’t seem malicious about it though, describing his ribbing as being delivered in a “Canadian voice” — something they’d both understand.

Justin has an interesting proposition for Shawn though, telling him if he wants … they could decide this Prince of Pop thing once and for all over a game of hockey.

It sounds like Justin’s taking even more shots, ’cause he says he’s heard Shawn’s a “bender” on the ice … meaning he can’t skate. And, of course, we know Justin can.

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So I read a lot of messages saying you want an album .. I’ve toured my whole teenage life, and early 20s, I realized and as you guys probably saw I was unhappy last tour and I don’t deserve that and you don’t deserve that, you pay money to come and have a lively energetic fun light concert and I was unable emotionally to give you that near the end of the tour. I have been looking, seeking, trial and error as most of us do, I am now very focused on repairing some of the deep rooted issues that I have as most of us have, so that I don’t fall apart, so that I can sustain my marriage and be the father I want to be. Music is very important to me but Nothing comes before my family and my health. I will come with a kick ass album ASAP, my swag is undeniable and my drive is indescribable his love is supernatural his grace is that reliable…. the top is where I reside period whether I make music or not the king said so. 👑 but I will come with a vengeance believe that.. (grammar and punctuation will be terrible pretend it’s a text where u just don’t care).

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FWIW … it’s understandable why Shawn would think he’s dethroned Justin. Dude hasn’t released very much new solo music since 2015 … and Shawn’s been grinding nonstop for a while now.

Granted, JB’s been focusing on his personal life and well-being — and ya can’t knock him for that — but someone was bound to step into the PoP convo eventually.

If this brings Justin out of hiatus and back into the studio … bring on the Prince of Pop games!

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