Hello, this could be Canada’s—or ladies around the world—greatest news report. Shawn Mendes just responded to reports that he and fellow Ontario native Justin Bieber are teaming up for some new music together!!
Shawn’s fourth studio album Wonder drops on Dec. 4, 2020, and he’s now tackling rumors about a collaboration with the 26-year-old pop singer. The “Mercy” singer appeared on the UK’s Capital FM Breakfast with Roman Kemp and kind of, sort of said that the gossip might be true.
“I wonder if it’s true Shawn, that you turned down a collaboration with Justin Bieber last month,” the host asked the singer, who gave a frustratingly vague answer by basically repeating the question. “Is this you trying to get me to confirm that I have a collaboration with Justin Bieber? That I didn’t last month, is that what you’re saying?” Shawn replied.
In the last six months we’ve definitely become a lot closer. It’s really cool to have him as a mentor in a lot of ways
However, he did say that he’d be totally remiss about passing on the chance to sing with one of his musical idols. “If I turned one down, that would be insane considering he’s been one of my favorite artists since I was like nine-years-old,” Shawn continued. He and Justin are only four years apart in age, so that would mean Shawn was a Belieber from literally day one, as Justin’s debut single “Baby” at just 13-years-old made him a star overnight.
“I cannot confirm or deny,” Shawn explained, with a sly smile that he might be collaborating with Stratford, Ontario’s pride and joy. He did reveal that “In the last six months we’ve definitely become a lot closer. It’s really cool to have him as a mentor in a lot of ways, just to kind of talk through stuff a little bit cause there’s not many people who do this type of stuff,” referring to both men being pop superstars.
Did Shawn just admit that he is indeed COLLABORATING WITH JUSTIN????