Well, They Got His Attention — 6 Stars Who Were Dissed by Charlie Puth
September 25, 2018
When we hear
‘s songs on the radio, there’s simply no denying that they’re catchy AF. But have you ever wondered what goes on in Charlie’s life beyond his music? Unfortunately, being a celebrity can get v hard, and we hate to break it to you, but throughout his career, there have been a bunch of people who’ve managed to Charlie Puth insult the “Attention” singer. We know… how dare they?! Whether it was the PARENT of an ex of his or one of the most popular boy bands in the world, Charlie was victimized by several different celebrities.
To be fair, though, Charlie has thrown some MAJOR shade in his day as well. Don’t believe us? Take a look at these six celebrities who were ripped apart by the 26-year-old musician:
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Back in 2016, Charlie came under fire for dissing
live on stage after a performance of his song, "We Don't Talk Anymore." As we all know, the song was made in collaboration with Justin Bieber Selena Gomez, so it makes total sense why he was thinking about JB while singing it. However, that's no excuse to diss him in front of a live audience.
So, what exactly did Charlie say? Well, once he wrapped up the song, he said, "F*ck you, Justin Bieber," into the microphone, which he later admitted was a decision he instantly regretted.
In an interview with
Entertainment Tonight: Canada, Charlie said, "What I thought sounded funny in my mind, immediately when I put it to the microphone, I was like, 'Why did I say that?' He's a nice kid. I barely know him. I like his music. What's my problem? I need to stop trying to be funny." Well, no one's perfect, right?
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During one of Selena's off-again moments with Justin Bieber, she struck up a
fling with Charlie. But whatever was going on between them did not end well.
After "How Long?" came out, Charlie opened up about his time with Selena, and although he tried to keep his composure, it was somewhat obvious that there was still some hostility there.
of the song, "It's about a particular moment in my life, when someone very close to me wanted the attention of somebody else... I don't kiss and tell, but the only way a song like that can come across as real is if there's something else going on behind the scenes... I'm trying to put this the best way possible: It wasn't like I was the only person on her mind. And I think I knew that going in — what I was getting myself into." Billboard
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Mere days after Charlie and
were Bella Thorne photographed kissing on the beach, old quotes about Bella and her ex-boyfriend, Tyler Posey, hit the Internet.
Once Charlie got word, he took to Twitter to express his shock and throw some shade Bella's way. He wrote, "No one should have their heart messed with like this, and I'm not going to be in the middle of it. I don't know Tyler personally, but I know he shouldn't be treated this way."
In addition to the tweets, tons of fans speculated that his song, "Attention," was meant to be a shady ode to the 20-year-old actress. Charlie, however, claimed that the song was inspired by someone who "poured their heart out" on Instagram. Interesting!
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While playing a game during an interview, Charlie was required to tell the absolute truth, even if it sometimes made him uncomfortable. Well, when he was asked about his least favorite song of all time, he didn't hold back, and he
totally threw under the bus for a hit song she released back in the '90s. Christina Aguilera
Charlie said, "Probably 'Genie in a Bottle' by Christina Aguilera. That song blows. I'm sorry. I hate that song. It's like UGH... what a mess! What a sonic mess." Wow, Charlie, tell us how you really feel!
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We all remember that cringe-worthy moment when
Jerry Seinfeld rejected 's hug, right? Well, when that happened, Twitter was overflowing with people making fun of the awkward encounter. Kesha
So, what does this have to do with Charlie? Well, when YouTuber
Mark Dice saw Kesha's painful rejection, he tweeted, "Who knows what diseases Kesha is carrying. Jerry Seinfeld made the right choice. Then, Charlie went ahead and liked the tweet. Awkward!
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Last, but certainly not least, Charlie managed to diss all of the
. Don't worry, though! This time, it was all in good fun. Backstreet Boys
On an episode of
Drop the Mic, Charlie and BSB had a full-on insult battle, and we have to admit that Charlie may have even come out on top. In his rap, Charlie questioned why Nick Carter was ever considered the cute one, and why all of their songs sound like "a German Shepherd dying." He also called them all out on having a "dad bod." OUCH!