Pop-superstars Shawn and Justin collaboration for a new project!
Mendes addresses to the news of collaborating with fellow Ontario native Justin Bieber to make some fresh songs.
On Dec. 4, 2020, Shawn’s fourth studio album Wonder released, and he’s now addressing reports of a 26-year-old celebrity collaboration. On Oct. 6, the “Mercy” singer appeared with Roman Kemp on the UK’s Capital FM Breakfast, and somewhat kind of said that the gossip could be real.
The host asked the singer, “I wonder if it’s true Shawn, that you turned down a collaboration with Justin Bieber last month,” to which the singer gave a frustratingly ambiguous response by simply 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?” said Shawn.
He did mention, though, that he would be completely remiss about failing on the opportunity to perform with one of his favorite musicians. “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 added.
Shawn and Justin have only four years of the age difference, but that would mean Mendes was practically a Belieber from day one when Justin’s debut single “Baby” made him a celebrity overnight at just 13 years of age.
“I cannot confirm or deny,” explained Shawn, with a coy grin that he could partner with Bieber. He did confirm 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 are not many people who do this type of stuff,” referring to both being pop superstars.
Next Shawn realized that he was going off on a topic to get off the initial query. Is he working with Justin? “But anyways, back to your question cause now I’m sidetracking on purpose,” Shawn joked, as he and the host both burst out laughing.
Shawn clearly did not offer any definite response at this point, but his gushing admiration of Justin sure made it sound like something was in the process.
Considering how long it took Shawn to reveal in 2019 that he was dating his “Senorita” duet partner Camila Cabello, 23, we think before Mendes confirms an actual confirmation, of them collaborating might drop.