This is perhaps the quietest feud to ever hit the internet…for now!
It seems as though Paramore and their fans have taken issue with the album artwork that Justin Bieber is using for his new single “We Were Born For This,” due in part to the fact that it bears a striking resemblance to the cover of the band’s 2007 album Riot!
So why does it look so similar?
Complex.com states that Bieber or someone from his camp seemingly pulled the image from a Paramore fan’s Tumblr page, and the artwork is said to have been originally created for the Paramore song “Born For This” (which appears on Riot! and features the lyrics “We were born for this.”)
Now, the band seems to be poking fun at the situation!
On Tuesday, the Paramore took to Twitter to tease limited editions of their current hit single “Ain’t It Fun,” but the artwork is a clear rip-off of the cover of Bieber’s 2012 album Believe. Additionally, the title of the song has been changed to “Ain’t It Funny,” which appears to be their attitude about the entire situation.
Justin Bieber has not publicly addressed the situation, and as of now, the “We Were Born For This” artwork remains on his SoundCloud page.
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