Both Justin Bieber and One Direction are in a humorous battle to see which artist will top the charts after the release of their respective new albums. The What Do You Mean? singer and British boy band just happen to share the same release date, Nov. 13.
Both of them are in a race to promote their new album, but it’s the audience that will decide the winner. Both of them have been largely cordial while promoting Bieber decided to poke some friendly fun at his competitor when he posted a video to Snapchat a few weeks back, saying, “The face you make when you come out with an album the same day as Justin Bieber.”
He proceeded to make a terrified face as he recoiled from the camera.
While Justin had us laughing with this dig at the pop group that has topped charts with its previous four albums, we remember that this “feud” has actually been going on for quite some time. Way back in March, 1D member, Liam Payne tweeted a dig at the Biebs after a fan compared him unfavorably to Bieber.
“@Real_Liam_Payne Isn’t it kinda depressing for you to know that Justin Bieber will always be more successful than you?,” wrote one die-hard Bieber fan, to which the U.K. native replied, “@arianasmccann how many times have I been arrested?”
This time around Bieber is back with yet another dig at the boys to liven up their quest for No. 1. After releasing another single, “Perfect,” off their upcoming album Made in the A.M., Niall Horan tweeted, “the reaction has been amazing all day so far.. Thank you .” in response to his fans’ appraisal of the track written by Harry Styles, supposedly about ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift .
Bieber quickly responded to the artist in true sarcastic fashion with, “Thank you. Appreciate it ;)” and an iTunes link to his album, Purpose, which is available for pre-order.
Beliebers have been going crazy over this humorous tweet responding with comical memes of 1D members shocked at the 21-year-old’s wit. Some fans have even gotten into Twitter wars themselves defending both sides of the battle as the feud gets hotter.
“@justinbieber immature much Justin? Well we’ll see who comes out on top nov 13, and it’ll definitely be all,” wrote one fan to which another responded “immature? No, I’d say you’re an idol is immature. While you’re over here backing him up.”
While the competition between the artists remains friendly, fans are certainly heating up over these digs.
Justin’s fans called out 1D stans to “wake up” and realize that Justin’s album is going to be number 1 when it’s released. Directioners laughed this off, saying Justin shouldn’t think 1D is “afraid,” and that “Directioners [will] never abandon” their band.
Sadly, some fans were caught in the middle — they liked both Justin AND One Direction. Some asked why this feud was “even a thing,” while others just wanted everyone to get along and play nice. After all, with six weeks until both albums drop, there’s plenty of time for their fans to save up and buy both albums!
Even though the two albums have caused quite the controversy lately we can’t say we aren’t entertained by the witty banter between the boys. We can’t wait to see who will ultimately win the top spot on the charts.