LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 28: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez arrive at the The 28th Annual MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Justin Bieber got awfully defensive this past weekend via Instagram when Beliebers started attacking his speculated new girlfriend, Sofia Richie. The duo are have been keeping mum on details about their budding romance, only saying that they’re strictly friends, but they’ve been saturating their social media with pictures of each other. Fans had much to say about the rising model, triggering Justin to respond, “I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate this is getting out of hand,” he wrote to his followers on Instagram Monday. “If you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like.” Biebers ex, Selena Gomez, who has had a tumultuous past with the “Purpose” singer, came to fans rescue, while attempting to humble her ex. “If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol – it should be special between you two only,” she reportedly wrote in the comment section. “Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you and supported you before any one ever did.” But it didn’t end there. Bieber responded, implying that Selena used him in order to gain popularity. Selena took a step further, implying that Justin cheated on her, making Justin throw a low blow about Selena having an affair with Zayn Malik, whose dating Selena’s bestie, Gigi Haddid. This is a disaster! My head hurts! Justin has since deleted his Instagram account.