Justin Bieber has some shade for Taylor Swift too, with #TaylorSwiftWhatUp

Taylor swift what up

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If you’ve been on Twitter this morning, you’ve probably seen #TaylorSwiftWhatUp trending at the top or near the top. That’s how I came across this story – I had to see why everyone was hashtagging Tay-Tay this time. As it turns out, the hashtag started because Justin Bieber posted this Instagram (above). That’s Kanye West!!! Bieber and Kanye are not what I would call “friends,” but they are somewhat friendly. Kanye even said that “Where Are U Now” (Bieber’s song produced by Diplo) was his favorite song of the past few years. Oh, and Bieber has always been tight with the Kardashian-Jenner women. ALWAYS.

So, obviously, “Taylor Swift What Up” is now being interpreted as Bieber pledging allegiance to Team Kanye. I don’t know why anyone would really care, but Bieber still has a rapid fanbase and they’re loving every minute of it. I guess there’s not a lot of intersection between Bieber’s fanbase and Taylor’s fanbase either, unless there are Selena Gomez-Bieber truthers out there, perhaps. In fact, I always got the impression that Taylor just flat-out disliked Bieber because of the on-and-off drama with Selena. To Taylor, Justin Bieber is her BFF’s sketchball, douchebag ex-boyfriend who still tries to emotionally manipulate said BFF.

As always, the best part of a Taylor Swift-related “takedown” is the social media party. Assorted #TaylorSwiftWhatUp tweets:


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  1. Nicole says:

    Omg I don’t even like JB but lol

  2. Luca76 says:

    I’m no fan of TS but this just seems lame. TaylorSwiftisoveparty was funny but Justin is such a colassal d-bag-that’s all I got.

    • mila says:

      they are all act like they are 5.

      Kanye did not even start this, it was his wifey. Lets see the players:

      Bieber – has been
      Kanye – lost his plot, went from rebel who had something to say to mister Kartrashian
      TS – not a person, but a brand, went from talented country girl, to bitchy robot with stupid songs
      And of course KK – sex tape queen, did nothing in her life but abused her infamous last name in order to be famous for being famous
      Momager – selling her daughters, while forgetting she has a son, making a reality show and exposing her youngest daughters to fame, not giving them a chance to become actual people

  3. Bluebelle says:

    I like the pettiness, but I feel he’s a bit late to the party. Cleaning time kind of late.

    • jeanpierre says:

      This party is gonna last for seven years. No way to be late.

    • Mia V. says:

      This party will last till her next album, she has so many names on her burn book now that it wil be like Kill Bill volume 1 and 2.

  4. Naya says:

    Are we sure he isnt promoting a collaboration? He is definitely Team Kardashian (his road manager is even dating Kris, I believe) but that doesnt mean he wouldnt collaborate on a song with her.

  5. Birdix says:

    It’s the culture of Trump, exalting in the creativity of the insult/takedown. I get it coming from the Kardashian/Wests, but Beiber’s just piling on to raise his own profile.

  6. als says:

    Well, if Justin Bieber mocks you, then you have hit rock bottom.

    From what I have seen Taylor Swift actually makes a point of treating her fans with respect, as in the fans that bankroll her music career. She writes her own songs, regardless of how vengeful and stupid they are.
    All while this Bieber-douche just sits on his ass, complains about everything, insults his fans and demands understanding for every idiotic thing he does.

    But she refused to just ignore Kanye and this is where she is at. Sad. Taylor is a professional compared to this loser Bieber.
    When the lowest of the low dares to publicly mock, you lost the power.

    • jeanpierre says:

      She should have made a point of treating her peers with respect, too.

      • HH says:

        BOOM. *Mic drop.*

        (standing ovation)

      • Nicole says:

        EXACTLY. It says more to me that she courts her fans (because they make her money) but she can’t be bothered to treat her peers with any respect

      • Lilian says:

        Except when she’s suing her fans on etsy.

      • Casi says:

        Any disrespect she had for Bieber was probably based more on his relationship with her friend than on their “peer relationship.” I still like that video at some awards show where he and Selena Gomez had recently gotten back together and he kisses her on the cheek and Taylor makes a funny ew, no face.

      • Miss V says:

        OMG THIS SO MUCH!!!!

      • Dippit says:


    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      That’s some hardcore glazing over what happened but okay.

      The problem is her power was apparently all in her image as the good girl who wouldn’t dare lower herself to even take a phone call from Kanye. Once reality showed up Taylor’s power took a hit.

    • Luca76 says:

      Ok can we take a second and compare Taylor to Justin? He’s actually used the n-word and done awful things to his fans. His opinion really doesn’t mean sh**t. How ever awful Taylor is it really doesn’t compare to him.

      • FingerBinger says:

        Justin Beiber urinated in a bucket ,egged his neighbor’s house and he was arrested for drag racing. Taylor Swift is no where near to being as awful as Beiber.

      • Sullivan says:

        I agree with FB and Luca, Bieber is a nasty little 💩.

      • Alicat1822 says:

        You know what might me like Tay-Tay a little more right now??? 🤔If someone had a drunk reel of her…including peeing in a bucket. 🙀🙀🙀. And footage of her publicly defacing the obituary mural of “Taylor Smith”. I don’t need the JB-level, drug induced shenanigans, but some humanizing, acting the fool antics would be a fantastic drop in the bucket!

    • perplexed says:

      “Well, if Justin Bieber mocks you, then you have hit rock bottom.”

      So true! This is funny.

    • CidySmiley says:

      “Treating her fans with respect.” You mean when she’s not suing them for fan-made products on Etsy???

      • Wren says:

        That’s simply business. It may look ridiculous and petty and nit picky, but she’s got to protect her brand. Disney does the same thing, as do many other corporations but you don’t really hear about them so much. If you let things slide then you lose control. By cracking down on everything that comes to your attention you retain the power over your image and merchandise. This isn’t a person going after people privately, this is a business, Taylor Swift Inc.

      • popup says:

        Thank you, Wren. All this bitching about going after fans drives me absolutely crazy. No real business just stands by while their brand gets copied and monetized by a third-party. That’s just bad business.

      • MichLynn says:

        Beyoncé did the the same thing. She threatened Etsy with lawsuit over people selling “Feyonce” mugs. Wren is right, simply business with the big superstars wanting control of their image.

      • Zuzus Girl says:

        That is copyright infringement and she is right to protect her brand. As an artist, I have had my images lifted off the web and found them selling on other sites and had to fight to get them back. (And I’m poor.) The person on Easy broke the law by not getting permission. That is not a “fan”, that is a thief.

      • LinaLamont says:

        @Zuzus Girl et al
        Same here. I agree with you 100%.

    • MC2 says:

      als- I agree with it all.

  7. Marcy says:

    Just shows all their immaturity. I remember how he almost cried his eyes out when he was roasted. It’s all different forms of bullying they all need to grow up. Yes she did wrong but so are they. His turn will come again with his next idiot thing he does.

  8. Karen says:

    Did Justin ever say anything after the famous ‘eye roll’ she gave him when he was with Selena?

    The mean girl claws were out, but I don’t remember him saying anything about it. I mean obviously these two are not friends.

  9. Sam says:

    I dislike TS victim playing as much as the next person… but JB is the one of the biggest douches to ever douche. Yeah TS is a drama queen, JB does stuff like attempt to climb on top of world monuments, charge an arm and a leg for meet and greets and then refuse to do them or refund the money, said rape happens for a reason, punched Goofy at Disneyland and had his security team carry him up the Great Wall of China… among many other things. Yeah TS has a stick up her bum, but JB is the crapsicle that sits on top of that stick.

    • EnnuiAreTheChampions says:

      Yes, this. I have no patience for this douchey little man-baby.

    • Luca76 says:

      Thanks for that little bit of sanity.

    • I Choose Me says:

      No lies detected in your comment. Beiber is the worst.

    • Kitten says:

      Thank you. People have short memories around here.

      Bieber is such a sh*t stain.

    • OhDear says:

      JB being a really awful person doesn’t take away from TS also being an awful person, though.

      • HH says:

        YES. THANK YOU. What is this mindset that thinking this is funny qualifies as an erasure of history? This Kimye/TS beef has exposed Taylor. That being said I still have my problems Kim, Kanye, Calvin Harris, Bieber, and whomever else I did.

    • Nicole says:

      Much like Kimye we can think both are terrible people. Shocker I know

    • Wren says:

      Yes, so much this.

    • LinaLamont says:

      “crapsicle that sits on top of that stick”

      Hahahahaha. Yes. Honestly, I’m not into pop culture, but, as I don’t live under a rock, everything that little ass had done…. he has the most punchable face. And if I came face-to-face with it, I’d be tempted.

  10. Moonstone says:

    I don’t like any of the parties involved in this mess but one thing is exposing a liar and another thing is what they’re doing which is bullying and I’m totally against that kind of behavior, is sure entertaining but also so wrong.

    • HH says:

      BULLYING?! No. NOPE.

    • Cakes says:

      It is definitely bullying. And I don’t think it’s okay, whether you dislike her or not.

    • V4Real says:

      Taylorswiftwhatup is bullying?

      Oh come on, everything is not bullying. Some people really like to overuse that word.

      • CidySmiley says:

        That’s ironic considering her whole career is built on the back of bullying. Maybe Katy or Camilla (is that her name? The one Taylor Swift called a w*ore) should do an anti bullying commercial

      • Nancy says:

        V4Real: Absolutely correct. You might want to add shaming to the most overused…..you can’t say anything negative without that accusation from someone in our perfectly imperfect politically correct world.

  11. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Considering Taylor has feuds that were decades in the making I’m not expecting the dragging of her to be over for a long time. She’s got a lot of bad blood in celeb circles and its going to circle the drain for a while.

    Girl built herself up high and then tripped off her ivory tower.

    • C says:

      Agreed. Unfortunately for Taylor it seems like the chickens have come home to roost.

    • Nicole says:

      This is exactly it. Stepping on people on the way up means a LOT of people will be kicking you on the way down

  12. Nancy says:

    This is all so childish and it’s hard to be on a team whose members are KK and JB, and I’m anti-bullying as Moonstone above…..but in this turbulent summer of heat and Trump, it is kind of fun to poke the bear a little. Maybe TS will learn from this.

  13. Azreen says:

    If i’m not mistaken he backpedaled and tweeted that TS is really nice. Either way, I think it was really unnecessary for him to post that on instagram, i hope he at least deletes it.

  14. Talie says:

    Taylor is plotting right now…it ain’t gonna be pretty when she comes back out of hiding.

    • Lynnie says:

      I don’t think the public/media will let her get away with the covert bullying anymore. As in, if they perceive even the slightest attack on someone all of this is going to come back up again. I’m interested to see what she does though.

  15. BunnyBear says:

    Aretha Franklin will always have the best Taylor Swift shade moment.

    Great gowns. Beautiful gowns.

  16. Trixie says:

    It’s sad how much glee people are taking from insulting and “taking down” Taylor. You do realize you are just as petty and vindictive as you claim Taylor is, right? There is no winner here. Everyone is being childish.

    • V4Real says:

      I can live with that. I find it quite satisfying seeing her knocked down a peg or two.

      I guess you feel the same way about Trump huh? The people that insult him are just as petty and vindictive as he is.

      • jeanpierre says:

        Here with you, V4Real.
        Many things are sad, but this surely is not.

      • FingerBinger says:

        You’re bringing Trump in this? That’s a bad comparison. Swift is petty but she’s not like Trump.

      • Amanda DG says:

        i agree, I’m loving this.

      • Jess says:

        “I guess you feel the same way about Trump huh? The people that insult him are just as petty and vindictive as he is.”

        You know you’re going overboard when you compare her situation with Trump. What a dumb comparison.

        One is a politician who is running for office and says racist, sexist, xenophobic things and has the capacity to ruin the country while the other is a petty popstar who’s fanbase consists of tween girls. If you can’t see the difference than I feel sorry for you.

      • V4Real says:

        @Jess If you read my comment below and understand my comment here you will see that I wasn’t comparing her situation to Trump. Please understand what I’m saying before you come for me.

    • Kitten says:

      I have to agree with you, Trixie.

      Sorry V4Real but a pop star who is a big meanie to other pop stars and strangers that we will never meet is not even REMOTELY in the same category as a presidential candidate who is vowing to wage his own special brand of hate on an entire country.

      And that’s exactly why the TS storylines are so silly to me: people are acting so upset and hurt on behalf of people like Kanye, Katy Perry, and Camilla something-something.

      So Taylor Swift is mean and manipulative. *shrugs*
      Taylor Swift has literally ZERO impact on any of our lives at the end of the day. Who she dates, who she’s mean towards, who she wrote a mean song about..it’s all silly and irrelevant.
      The Trump threads are a welcome reprieve for those of us who don’t have an interest in the Swift stuff because politics actually MATTER, the future of this country MATTERS.

      So while I don’t blame people for being interested in the escapism that comes with celeb gossip (I’m here too, obvs) I do have trouble understanding the personal investment in a celebrity’s life, particularly in a celebrity that you claim to hate, a celebrity who’s behavior has ZERO bearing on any of us.

      • FingerBinger says:


      • Sullivan says:

        +1, too

      • V4Real says:

        No apology necessary but @Trixie said “You do realize you are just as petty and vindictive as you claim Taylor is, right? ”

        My comment was not about comparing Trump’s actions to Taylor actions. My comment was about her saying that people are just as petty and vindictive when they hurl insults. So if we are just as petty and vindictive as the person we are directing our insults towards then that rule should apply to Trump as well.

        It’s not about her having an impact on our lives, it’s not about Trump having an impact on our lives. It’s about the OP saying two wrongs don’t make a right. Therefore perhaps we shouldn’t hurl insults at Taylor, Trump or anyone if that makes us just as worse as them if we do. Kim K isn’t impacting our lives either yet I rarely read on here where people come out in defense of her by saying you’re just as bad as the person making the negative comment about her if you laugh or agree with them.

        And you don’t have to be invested in a celebrities life to make a comment about them on a celebrity gossip site. That’s the reason we are all here, right? We make comments about the ones we like, we make comments about the ones we don’t like. We even make comments about stories that touch us in some way. I’m in no way shape or form invested in the life of any celebrity but that doesn’t stop me from commenting on them regardless of if I like them or not.

      • Isobel says:

        @kitten. She wasn’t saying trump and Taylor are the same.
        This is a gossip blog called celebitchy, people enjoy bitchy gossip about celebrities. It doesn’t impact on our daily lives.
        Tbh I been reading this blog for years. A lot of regular people throw mad shade at people they dislike and get real sensitive if their faves are ridiculed there’s a big double standard. Hiddleston fans threw mad shade at cumberbatch when he was going through his aw for Oscar campaign.Like i like Andrew Garfields acting and you never have a kind word to say about him and I don’t think he did anything more horrible than swifty. His biggest fault is being pretentious. Or take Katy Perry shes no worse than swifty but you and a lot of people in this blog seem to have a lot of dislike for her. Everyone should stop taking it so seriously, swifty gives as good as she gets don’t worry she will write revenge songs and earn another $300 😜Most of these people involved in this feud are douches, Taylor too, , there’s no point in pretending otherwise.

    • swak says:

      I agree. Time to get over this feud.

    • Zuzus Girl says:

      I agree with you Trixie. Everyone needs to grow up.

  17. pikawho? says:

    Justin Bieber is human herpes but holy crap that “Justin Bieber with Snakes” search result is killing me hahahaha

    • Lynnie says:

      Personally, in my opinion that was the best he’s ever looked. He needs to ditch the blonde hair and the pseudo-mustache ASAP. The drugs too, but that’s going to be harder

  18. EMc says:

    Seriously? Enough already. Let her lick her wounds and move on.

  19. Adrien says:

    And suddenly I’m Team TayTay.

  20. Loo says:

    JB has no room to talk. And I defended him for years and no I don’t believe that he is racist but he’s one of the biggest douches in Hollywood. They are not both equally bad, JB is worse because he is a brat and has done illegal stuff. But male celebs Never get as much hate as female celebs. Never. They can rape, murder and do all sorts of illegal crap but people will hate Anne Hathaway more because she is supposedly annoying. Realize that for a second, Anne Hathaway and G. Paltrow are more hated than Charlie Sheen, Chris Brown and yes JB in certain circles solely because people find them annoying despite those three men doing much, much more loathsome things.

    Taylor Swift’s deserves to get crap for her lies and dumb fueds and meanness and her b.s brand of feminism might be crappy but it’s sure obvious that we need real feminism.

    • Luca76 says:

      So agree with you!!! Especially when we see how someone like Dr Luke can prosper in the industry.

    • Zuzus Girl says:

      Well said Loo. And let’s not forget the Polanski’s and Allens who are revered rapists. They still come in behind the hate for Goopy and Hathaway. Mind boggling.

  21. YupYepYam says:

    Yeah. When JB start to join the party it’s not a cool party anymore. Yuck.

  22. Linds says:

    A lot of people are saying the pettiness should stop, but hell no, keep it coming! I’ve never liked TS and always thought there was something shady about her, it’s amusing to see her finally get what was coming to her. I don’t even like JB but I do like this lol.

  23. me says:

    Why would Justin poke his nose in this? Is he THAT desperate for attention? Kanye needs to stop already. Isn’t it enough? It’s so lame and highschooly at this point. Give it up already. Just go make some damn good music.

  24. Loo says:

    Kanye has always been childish. He is just as childish as Swift.

  25. TreadStyle says:

    Ok the “Taylor swift probably has a paragraph saved about this in her notes” made me lol.

  26. Insomniac says:

    Way to jump on the bandwagon a week after everyone else got bored with it, Justin.

  27. Paris says:


  28. Erica_V says:

    Taylor hates Justin because he treated her best friend like shit. Cheated on her for years and Tay wasn’t here for it. I’m sorry but where I’m from that’s called being a good friend.

    To me it just looks like Justin is looking for some relevancy by bringing up Taylor.

    • Veronica says:

      Yeah, I’m not really going to dump on her for not being a fan of him while he was dating Selena. Guy is a douchebag – I wouldn’t want my girlfriend dating him, either.

  29. Marcy says:

    I’m sure Taylor even as self controlled image as she is feels an impact on all this. I’m sure deep down at least I would hope has taught her something. Hopefully she will back off the song shading, write some other life songs, and I think part of it might not a psychologist could be self esteem related. When you have to foot the bill for everyone, pay for most your squad, and I’m sure she knows they all use her for publicity you can get lost in it. I’d stop paying for everyone’s fun time etc see who’s left as a real friend. Let Tom take economy and take uber see who cares. Work on herself her art not comment on the idiots rebuild herself. Success is the best revenge.

  30. yvrjanice says:

    “rapid” fanbase? Do you mean rabid?

  31. paranormalgirl says:

    Awww, does the wee manchild need some attention?

  32. Ellie says:

    I’m not a TS fan, but when does this all become bullying?