Shawn Mendes has been called the 'Prince of Pop' - and Justin Bieber is NOT happy 3 years ago

Shawn Mendes has been called the 'Prince of Pop' - and Justin Bieber is NOT happy

Fight, fight, fight...

Celeb feuds don't get any softer than two teen heartthrobs duking it out over who's the bigger teen heartthrob, but here we are.

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Well, not exactly, but we really wouldn't mind seeing what'd happen if this were to escalate...

Justin Bieber has had a dig at Shawn Mendes after The Observer named him the new 'Prince of Pop'.

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The magazine described Shawn as "a global phenomenon who sends his teen fans into meltdown", which in all fairness was Bieber's niche until not too long ago.

It's been over three years since he released an album but that didn't stop him from getting a little jealous over Shawn's new title.

Commenting on Shawn's Instagram post of the magazine cover, he wrote.

"Gonna have to break a few more records to dethrone my title there bud (Canadian voice)..but if you want we can play hockey for it but I heard your a real bender on the ice we could just drop the buckets and tilt for it."

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Sadly (for those of us who were looking forward to a scrap) Justin's comment was all in good fun.

He clarified that he'd been joking after fans of Shawn got angry over his original comment.

"There is no competition and it was playful joke people need to relax," he commented.

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"There’s not sides we’re all just here to make dope music. I’m just competitive as is he so it was just a little playful jargon."

Shawn saw the funny side too, writing; "LOL any time any day you just let me know!!!"

LOL indeed.

Longtime Shawn-watchers will recall that he was briefly involved with Hailey Baldwin in 2018.

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She, of course, is now Justin's wife.

Maybe there is grounds for a feud after all...