Some may say the two singers are rivals in the industry so it’s fun to think – who would win a fight between Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes? Well, the latter answered this question and it is safe to say he was not very confident in his abilities.
While on the Elvis Duran Show this morning, Mendes was asked this and he replied that ‘I think I’m bigger and I weigh more. I think that he has another type of level he can click into that I do not have. I do not possess the switch that he does.’
In reality, the two are pals but that’s not to say they don’t like to joke around about their perceived rivalry.
Last month, The Observer Magazine named Shawn the ‘Prince of Pop’ and Justin, who was given the same title by Hero back in 2015, reacted to the cover!
Commenting on Shawn’s Instagram post, Justin wrote: ‘Hmm. Gonna have to break some more records to dethrone my title there bud..but if you want we can play hockey for it. i heard you’re a real bender on the ice we could maybe just drop the buckets and tilt for it.’
Of course, Shawn was not offended but rather amused since he raved about how funny Justin is.
He went on to explain that ‘Honestly, I pretty much live to read the comments that he posts on photos because they’re hilarious. I am not going to lie, when I got the photo from that paper, I was like, ‘Should I post it? I don’t want people to think I am saying I’m the prince of pop. It is what the headline said. There are other princes of pop, like Bieber.’’
So he thought it was ‘not a big deal’ but looking back, the singer admitted he feels like he shouldn’t have posted it.
Shawn even said that Justin was one of his inspirations to pursue music so he definitely meant no disrespect with his post.