Despite being nominated for album of the year and three other awards, Justin Bieber decided not to attend last Sunday’s Grammys but instead threw some subtle shade at The Weekend.

In an Instagram live stream, taken while driving around with his friends, Bieber was answering questions from fans when he got the classic “favorite song” question, to which he replied “Starboy, by The Weeknd” before bursting into laughter with the rest of the people in the car.


I love his sarcasm

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This laughter is not out of character for the “Sorry” singer as in the past, he has described The Weeknd’s music as “wack“.

No one knows why the Biebs opted to stay away from the Grammys and diss The Weeknd, though many think that he’s just salty about his ex, Selena Gomez, who is now dating the Starboy himself.

I think it is probably a mixture of that, as well as the belief that the stardom the “Wicked Games” singer has accumulated over the past few years is eclipsing Bieber’s, especially after the release of the Abel’s album this past November.

Why do you think Bieber reacted in the way he did on his live stream? Let us know in the comments below.

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