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Taylor Swift’s drama with Scooter Braun and Justin Bieber has only escalated tonight after Bieber responded to Swift’s open letter about Braun buying her music catalog. Calling it the “worst case scenario,” she wrote, “All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I’ve received at his hands for years.”
Bieber defended Braun (“As the years have passed we haven’t crossed paths and gotten to communicate our differences, hurts or frustrations. So for you to take it to social media and get people to hate on scooter isn’t fair”), and the shots got personal over on Swift’s Tumblr.
She liked a lot of posts from fans calling out Bieber and Braun’s problematic behavior—and one of them seemed to confirm that Bieber cheated on Swift’s best friend Selena Gomez.
The Tumblr post said, “‘we haven’t gotten to communicate our differences’ you cheated on her best friend and then publicly sided with the man who made revenge porn against her was she supposed to invite you over for tea??? Fuck outta here.” It remains liked on Swift’s page, and Twitter quickly noticed that Swift seemingly hinted that was an issue between Gomez and Bieber in their on-again, off-again romance. (Bieber and Gomez ended their relationship in March last year; Bieber got married to Hailey Baldwin in September 2018.)
This is not new news: Bieber himself hinted in November 2015 that he cheated on Gomez.
“We were working out how to be in a relationship, how to be ourselves, who we were, in the middle of having people judge our relationship through the media,” he told i-d magazine at the time of their relationship. “I think that really messed my head up too. Because then, it’s like trust and all this other stuff that starts messing with your mind. You’re on the road. And there are beautiful women on the road. And you’re just getting yourself into trouble…”
Swift has not responded to Bieber on his Instagram post directly, but her friend Cara Delevingne defended her earlier. Here, what Bieber wrote to her: