After Selena was spotted with Abel, Justin retorted on radio stations that their relationship "wouldn't last" and was a publicity stunt, like the singer's former relationship with Nick Jonas. During an Instagram live video on Justin's Instagram account, he was asked what his favorite song was. Lyrics to the popular track read:
"I just won a new award for a kids show
Talking 'bout a face coming off a bag a blow
I'm like goddamn bitch I am not a Teen Choice
Goddamn bitch I am not a bleach boy."
The lyrics seem to be coming after Justin Bieber who frequently gets nominated for teen/young-adult award shows and had recently bleached his hair platinum blonde. Looks like Abel had a right to be skeptical of Selena's ex. Justin replied, "Starboy" before cackling sarcastically. Just before reports announced that Selena Gomez and her boyfriend of 10-months Abel Tesfaye had split, the Wolves singer was spotted out on the town with her famed ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber.
Although reports initially claimed that Abel was not phased by Selena and Justin's rekindling, as Selena deemed it friendly, apparently he did not trust Justin one bit.
A mere few weeks later, The Weeknd released 'Some Way' with Nav, whose lyrics undeniably pointed at Bieber: "I think your girl, think your girl fell in love with me, she says my f*ck and my d*ck game a remedy...I just took that chick, and I know you feel some way." Many fans deemed that Abel won the cyber-war with the successful track.
The Weeknd and Justin Bieber sparred on social media when he was first publicly linked to Gomez as early as January 2017, however The Weeknd might have been shading Justin when he dropped 'Reminder' in November of 2016.