This Paramore/ Justin Bieber Beef Sure Is Getting Real

Hayley Williams responds to the 'We Were Born for This' singer with 'Believe' parody art

Not to be that vegetarian at the barbecue, but we need to have a serious talk about beef. Specifically, the one grilling (broiling?) between Paramore and Justin Bieber.

See this “Ain’t It Fun” — er, “Ain’t It Funny” — single cover with frontwoman Hayley Williams sticking out her tongue up top? The band’s Twitter handle tweeted it Tuesday afternoon, adding: “limited-edition ’Ain’t It Fun’ singles coming soon!” Anyone else feel like they’ve seen this visual before? To quote the prophet Beyoncé: “Baby, I swear it’s déjà vu.”

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Oh wait, that’s because it’s a near-exact replica of the cover of Justin’s third studio album, Believe. The grayscale! The black-on-yellow, caution tape-like font! Not to stir the pot (TOO LATE), but I’m pretty sure that Paramore’s totally trolling his Canadian excellence.

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As Complex reported, many Paramore fans were quick to notice the eerie similarities between Justin Bieber’s “We Were Born for This” art and the cover of Paramore’s 2007 album, Riot.


So, was Bieber’s “We Were Born For This” cover Paramore of the same, if you will? (FLAWLESS WORDPLAY.) I can’t say for sure, but it is interesting to note that the Biebs has since removed the visual from the track’s SoundCloud page.

Guess that’s all for now. Stick around if you wanna hear me break down why factory-farmed beef is, like, super-problematic. *EVERYONE IMMEDIATELY LEAVES*

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