Justin Bieber & Shawn Mendes Take The Stage Together To Sing Their Hearts Out In ‘Monster’ Music Video

Justin Bieber & Shawn Mendes Take The Stage Together To Sing Their Hearts Out In ‘Monster’ Music Video







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It’s true – Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber are on the same song, and it’s a ‘Monster’ of a track (and video). However, ‘monster’ is what the Canadian pop stars are worried people will see them as if they’re knocked down from their ‘pedestals.’

The entire nation of Canada is smiling right now because Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber have finally collaborated on a song. What was once thought impossible – especially since Justin, 26, married Shawn’s ex, Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) – became reality on Nov. 20, as Shawn, 22, continued to roll out new music ahead of his new album, Wonder. One such song was “Monster”, a track on which Shawn and Justin take a long and hard look at themselves and wonder: if they “trip” or “fall” from their “pedestals,” does that make them the “monster”?

(Photo Courtesy of Shawn Mendes/Youtube)

The song appeared to send a message about the scorn that has accompanied Shawn and Justin’s icon statuses, as Justin admits he made some “bad moves” since he was “upset” by the “jealousy” he’s had to deal with from critics since ascending to fame in his teens. For the music video, Shawn and Justin make this message about standing on a “pedestal” quite literal by climbing on a blank white building together while taking turns to deliver their emotional verses. Before the music video dropped, the collaborators also filmed a live stream together, which you can watch below.

Shawn and Justin first sparked speculation of a collaboration in August, when Biebs and Hailey, 23, were seen visiting Shawn’s home studio on Aug. 20. Even though the situation could have been awkward since Hailey and Shawn used to date – they famously attended the 2018 Met Gala together as a couple – things were really good between Justin and Shawn. Biebs “knows Shawn’s talent and would be happy to work with him on future collaborations and also be his friend,” a source told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY.

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However, the appearance only sent the boys’ respective fandoms into overdrive over this possible collaboration. When Shawn appeared on Britain’s Capital FM Breakfast with Roman Kemp on Oct. 6, the host asked Shawn if it was true that he “turned down” a chance to work with Justin on a song. Shawn did his best to step around 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?” Shawn replied, slyly. “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.”

“I cannot confirm or deny,” said Shawn, before adding that In the last six months he and Justin “definitely become a lot closer. It’s really cool to have him has a mentor in a lot of ways, just to kind of talk through stuff a little bit cause there’s not many people who do this type of stuff.”

#MONSTER CDs available now.
Exclusive cover on my store https://t.co/PTNcAZrjoK pic.twitter.com/gYJ9zl41Db

— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) November 18, 2020

There was a time when there was a perceived rivalry between Shawn and Justin. Some fans thought that Justin’s line on DJ Khaled’s “No Brainer” (“Him or me, be for real, baby, it’s a no brainer”) was shade against Shawn, since Justin rekindled his romance with Hailey weeks after she and Mendes called it quits. A year later, Justin joked around after The Observer Magazine dubbed Shawn the “Prince of Pop.” Biebs took umbrage at this crowning and responded like a good Hoser. “Hmm ‘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 you’re a real bender on the ice we could just drop the buckets and tilt for it,” wrote Justin.

Before anyone got twisted about it, Justin added, “There is no competition and it as a playful joke people relax… there’s no 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.” As for the Hockey challenge, Shawn responded with, “LOL any time any day you just let me know!!!!!!”

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello Pictured Together For The 1st Time In 5 Months During LA Stroll

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello Pictured Together For The 1st Time In 5 Months During LA Stroll

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Jade Boren
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Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello were pictured out and about in Los Angeles on Oct. 13, after fans feared they had split earlier this fall!

Shawn Mendes, 22, and Camila Cabello, 23, have resurfaced in the public! It has been five months since we last saw the couple out and about together, and they were finally photographed in Los Angeles on Oct. 13. The “Señorita” collaborators were photographed separately, however. Camila was pictured in a bohemian floral dress with a box and face mask in her hands while strolling barefoot on a sidewalk, while Shawn sported a Halloween-themed mask (complete with ghosts), a plain tee, Nike shorts and Birkenstock sandals.

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Shawn and Camila had quarantined together earlier in the pandemic at Camila’s parents’ home in Miami, Florida. Paparazzis snapped the lovers enjoying a swing ride in their beach wear in Miami at the end of April, and Shawn and Camila were still in Miami by the end of May, where they were pictured attending a Black Lives Matters protest. However, the couple’s photos ceased after the march.

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This was strange to many fans, given how openly affectionate Shawn and Camila are towards one another. Speculation of a breakup even grew, which Camila finally quieted when she took to Instagram at the end of September to gush about her boyfriend’s new album Wonder that’s dropping on Dec. 4. “My love, I’m so proud of the person you are and I’m so excited for people to see and hear your heart,” Camila wrote amid the warm message. Shawn showed his thanks by responding with the puppy dog eyes emoji and a red heart!

Shawn also revealed that he and Camila actually did spend time apart (physically, that is). “She’s doing amazing. I haven’t seen her actually in like a month and two weeks, not that I’m counting,” Shawn revealed during the Oct. 2 episode of SiriusXM’s The Morning Mashup. He also gave Camila major credit for his new album!

“She really was a champion for this album,” Shawn gushed during the radio interview. The “Lost in Japan” singer recalled, “I remember back when I first started a lot of the concepts, and they felt a little bit intimidating. She was like, ‘Go, keep going, keep going.’ And she would do this thing like once a month, ‘Hey, just a reminder, this concept you’re on is incredible. It’s going to make people feel something really special. Don’t stop. Don’t stop. Don’t stop.’ And it was this force of energy that I think was really helpful to keep me on a real cohesive [path].”

Shawn Mendes Addresses Justin Bieber Collaboration Speculatoin As He Gushes Over Their ‘Close’ Friendship

Shawn Mendes Addresses Justin Bieber Collaboration Speculatoin As He Gushes Over Their ‘Close’ Friendship

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Shawn Mendes is proving as good at sidestepping reports of a Justin Bieber collab as he was about his romance with Camila Cabello. Here’s what he had to say.

This could be Canada’s greatest new pop culture moment since Drake‘s beloved Toronto Raptors won their first NBA Championship in 2019…or Schitt’s Creek taking home ALL the 2020 comedy Emmys. Shawn Mendes is responding to reports that he and fellow Ontario native Justin Bieber are teaming up for some new music together. Shawn’s fourth studio album Wonder drops on Dec. 4, 2020, and he’s now tackling rumors about a collaboration with the 26-year-old superstar. The “Mercy” singer appeared on the UK’s Capital FM Breakfast with Roman Kemp on Oct. 6, and kind of, sort of said that the gossip might be true.

canadian treasures, here we gooooo !!! @ShawnMendes @justinbieber https://t.co/hJagivXJdG

— phelim (@imchrstnvsd) October 6, 2020

“I wonder if it’s true Shawn, that you turned down a collaboration with Justin Bieber last month,” the host asked the singer, who gave a frustratingly vague answer by basically 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?” Shawn replied.

However, he did say that he’d be totally remiss about passing on the chance to sing with one of his musical idols. “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 continued. He and Justin are only four years apart in age, so that would mean Mendes was a Belieber from literally day one, as Justin’s debut single “Baby” at just 13-years-old made him a star overnight.

Shawn Mendes brings the hotness to the American Music Awards in 2019. Photo credit: MEGA.

“I cannot confirm or deny,” Shawn explained, with a sly smile that he might be collaborating with Stratford, Ontario’s pride and joy. He did reveal that “In the last six months we’ve definitely become a lot closer. It’s really cool to have him has a mentor in a lot of ways, just to kind of talk through stuff a little bit cause there’s not many people who do this type of stuff,” referring to both men being pop superstars.

Shawn then admitted he was going off on a tangent to get off of the original query, IS HE COLLABORATING WITH JUSTIN? “But anyways, back to your question cause now I’m sidetracking on purpose,” Shawn teased, as both he and the host burst out laughing. At this point it was clear Shawn wasn’t going to give a clear answer, but his gushing praise of Justin sure made it seem like something is in the works. Considering how long it took for Shawn to admit in 2019 that he was dating his “Senorita” duet partner Camila Cabello, 23, any Bieber collab might drop before Mendes gives an actual confirmation.

Why Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin Didn’t Think It Was ‘Awkward’ To Reunite With Her Ex-Fling Shawn Mendes

Why Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin Didn’t Think It Was ‘Awkward’ To Reunite With Her Ex-Fling Shawn Mendes

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Justin Bieber is ‘above feuds & drama’ a source spilled to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY, revealing the hang out wasn’t ‘a big deal’ for him.

Justin Bieber, 26, isn’t bothered by wife Hailey Baldwin‘s past with ex-boyfriend Shawn Mendes, 22. “Justin is above feuds and drama. He is married to the woman of his dreams,” a source close to the Changes singer spilled to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. Eyebrows were raised after Justin, Hailey and Shawn were seen reuniting at a home recording studio in Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 20, proving there’s no bad blood between any party. “[Justin] knows Shawn’s talent and would be happy to work with him on future collaborations and also be his friend,” the insider also noted. Hailey and Shawn notably attended the 2018 Met Gala as a couple, however, she reunited with and married Justin shortly after.

Shawn and Justin, who both hail from Ontario, Canada, previously collaborated on the song “Sun” in 2019 — and now it looks like more music could be on the way. “[Justin] is looking forward to see what comes from this and future hangouts they have. If it leads to good music that would be awesome. If it leads to a great friendship, even better,” the source also said, which a source close to Shawn also revealed. Justin was low key in a beige colored hoodie, while Shawn opted for a black t-shirt and protective face mask for the occasion. Meanwhile, Hailey — also seen outside the studio — rocked a pair of purple shorts and bright yellow slides.

Hailey Baldwin & Justin Bieber reunited shortly after her 2018 split from Shawn Mendes. (AP Images)

“Shawn has hung out with Hailey and Justin before this meet up. It isn’t the first time. They’re all friends,” a second insider told us, revealing he’s been supportive of the pairs’ marriage. “Obviously it could be a very awkward situation but it’s not because Shawn has always been so respectful of Hailey and of her relationship with Justin. When they got engaged he texted her to congratulate her. There wasn’t even an ounce of drama,” the source added.

Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin attend the Met Gala in May 2018. (SplashNews)

As for Hailey, there’s no “awkwardness” on her part, either. “While it’s still unknown whether or not Justin and Shawn are collaborating on music together, there’s definitely no awkwardness between Hailey and Justin with Shawn,” a third source close to the BareMinerals model said. “Despite Hailey and Shawn dating in the past, they’ve always remained friendly and have known each other for years. Justin knows that and has no problem with that and has always been cool with their friendship. It’s really not a big deal at all and they all get along great,” they also said.

Drake’s Security Put Hands On Pop Singer Shawn Mendes

Drake probably has the best security team in the entertainment business because they don’t even care if you’re a celebrity they will put hands on you for getting too close to the 6 God.

To be frank, Drizzy should give his security team a raise, not just for keeping him safe, but for also avoiding getting him lawsuits while doing their job. Pop singer Shawn Mendes stopped by The Tonight Show to talk with Jimmy Fallon last night where he detailed getting roughed up by the famous rapper’s security detail for getting too close to him uninvited.

Mendes says that he was at a The Weeknd concert in Toronto recently and spotted Drake partying in the V.I.P. section. He revealed how he tried to approach the 6 God, but was blocked by his security team who didn’t recognize him as another celebrity. “I’m watching The Weeknd, and we’re up on this riser, and Drake’s also there watching the show with like another few artists and stuff,” he said (via XXL). “And I go over like, ‘Oh, that’s Drake. I’ll go say hi. He must remember me from previous experiences like twice.’”

Turns out that Drake’s security team did not recognize him from their previous encounters and roughed him up a little bit. Thankfully, Drizzy saw what was going on and saved the day or else he would have probably get thrown out all entirely. “So I go over to touch his side, and his 6’6?, 300 pound security guard… next thing I know I’m in the middle of The Weeknd show with my arm hooked behind my back,” Mendes recalled. “Drake’s security guard just has me completely at his mercy. And I’m like, ‘Oh no!’ I see Drake look over, and in my eyes it was like, ‘Please help me. Please, Drake.’ In that moment, if he didn’t remember who I was, I probably would have… I don’t know what I would have done. I would’ve been in jail, yeah.”

The pop star added that the whole experience was terrifying at the time but turns out that he is a good story teller and drew huge laughter from Jimmy Fallon’s audience.