Add Big Sean to the ever-growing list of celebs who have a bone to pick with pint-sized pop menace Justin Bieber.
On Wednesday night, Bieber made a surprise cameo during an Ariana Grande concert at The Forum in Inglewood, California—the latest stop on the diva-in-training’s “Honeymoon” tour—to perform their recent single “As Long As You Love Me.” As they sang sweet nothings to one another, Biebs got a bit handsy with Grande, putting his arms around her waist. The intimate moves seemed to catch Grande by surprise, who seemed visibly uncomfortable by the outward (and very public) show of affection. After all, she’s reportedly in a loving relationship with Detroit rapper and Kanye West protégé Big Sean.
And once Sean caught a glimpse of the embrace, he lashed out against Bieber on social media for putting his hands on his girlfriend, first tweeting, “Wow,” and then the following:
The tweets have since been deleted, but stayed up long enough to be screenshot, and they’ve since been circulating like wildfire online.
Bieber and Grande have been popping up on social media together of late, posing for photos to promote their new single.
And they also share a bit of history.
Back in August 2013, Grande posted a photo online of Bieber kissing her on the cheek—a move which angered scores of “Beliebers,” the name for the Canadian singer’s fan army. But it wasn’t her fault. Grande later explained that Bieber had ambushed her with the kiss, and strong-armed her into posting the photo to her social media.
“I went to meet and greet with my grandparents, because my nonna has a massive crush on Justin Bieber,” Grande later explained to MTV. “I took my phone and I went like this [gestures selfie] and I was just smiling, and he kissed me on the cheek. I didn't know what to do. I just walked out of the room. I got shy.” Grande claimed Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, confronted her and said, “Justin says you have to post that picture,” even though she wasn’t totally sold on the idea. “Then, Justin tweeted me, ‘Post that pic,’ so I just did it, but everyone was like, ‘Oh my gosh a kiss on the cheek.’ I’m like, can you not? Come on!” The tiny singer was reportedly in a long-term relationship with Aussie celeb Jai Brooks at the time, and the two broke up shortly after the picture circulated.
In an interview with The Daily Beast earlier this year, Sean opened up about his relationship with Grande, and how she’s been a huge bright spot following his acrimonious split from actress Naya Rivera.
“That’s bae right there,” Sean said. “We just respect each other. She do what I can’t do, and I do what she can’t do. We just have fun with it. I do want to make more music with her.”