Charlie Puth backtracks on apology following ‘Fuck you, Justin Bieber’ comment

Puth had said that he meant the remark as a joke

Singer Charlie Puth has apologised – then deleted his apology – after appearing to diss Justin Bieber onstage at one of his gigs.

Former Youtube sensation Puth made reference to Bieber during his show in Dallas, Texas on Friday (March 11). During a performance of ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’, the studio recording of which features Selena Gomez, Puth said: “Fuck you, Justin Bieber”. Gomez, Bieber’s ex-girlfriend, wasn’t present at the gig.

Following the incident, Puth wrote on Twitter that he had meant the comments jokingly. He said: “Hey everyone. I feel like I need to clear something up. What I said at the concert last night about Justin was meant to be a joke… I am a massive @JustinBieber fan and I have nothing but great things to say about him and his music always”.

However, Puth later deleted the apology. Watch the incident in question below.

Meanwhile, Justin Bieber performed an acoustic new song called ‘Insecurities’ live at his show in Portland on Sunday.

Bieber released his latest album ‘Purpose’ in November, most recently hinted that he is working on new music with EDM producer Martin Garrix.

Over the weekend, Kanye West said on Twitter that his favourite song of 2015 was Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean?’.