Los Angeles - Justin Bieber believes One Direction took his album release date for extra publicity.
Last month, the 21-year-old star announced his new album Purpose would be out on 13 November and just weeks later, the boy-band revealed they would also be releasing their fifth studio album Made In The A.M. on the same day meaning the two acts will go head-to-head in a chart battle.
Opening up about the band's choice of release date, he said: "They're not really going on the road much, but we're talking about them right now, so it gives them some promo, right?
"So, that's probably why they did it ... I think it was strategy on their part because my release date was first."
Justin Bieber talking about One Direction releasing an album on the same day... Again ?? pic.twitter.com/Lb8NfWVB6y— PopCulture Facts (@PopCultureShady) October 2, 2015
Justin Bieber talking about One Direction releasing an album on the same day... Again ?? pic.twitter.com/Lb8NfWVB6y
Despite the four-piece group's choice, Justin said he's "excited" for the chart fight to commence to see whose record performs better.
Speaking to New Zealand' Smash! The Edge, he added: "But whatever. It's whatever. It's going to be fun. I'm excited to see what happens."
The What Do You Mean? hitmaker previously made light of the clash on Snapchat by suggesting the band should be scared about being trounced by his record.
With a terrified expression, he said: "The face you make when you come out with an album the same day as Justin Bieber."
Justin Bieber just threw MAD shade at One Direction ?????? "The face u make when u come out w an album same day as JB" pic.twitter.com/0nqzkNb9y5— PopCulture Facts (@PopCultureShady) September 29, 2015
Justin Bieber just threw MAD shade at One Direction ?????? "The face u make when u come out w an album same day as JB" pic.twitter.com/0nqzkNb9y5
And not backing down from a challenge, Louis Tomlinson posted this in response...
Louis Tomlinson clapped back at Justin Bieber ?? pic.twitter.com/FyH0GQOIsz— PopCulture Facts (@PopCultureShady) September 30, 2015
Louis Tomlinson clapped back at Justin Bieber ?? pic.twitter.com/FyH0GQOIsz
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