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Post-Bella Thorne Drama, Charlie Puth Croons About His Own Cheating Ways

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No matter how hard we tried (not that we tried very hard), we could not get Charlie Puth‘s “Attention” out of our heads this summer. It’s just so freakin’ catchy! Plus, it’s savage AF:

“You’ve been runnin’ round, runnin’ round, runnin’ round throwin’ that dirt all on my name
‘Cause you knew that I, knew that I, knew that I’d call you up…”

“You just want attention, you don’t want my heart
Maybe you just hate the thought of me with someone new
Yeah, you just want attention, I knew from the start
You’re just making sure I’m never gettin’ over you”


Now that it’s fall, we’ve been looking for a change… and it appears that we’ve found it with Charlie’s second single off his upcoming Voice Notes album, “How Long.”

“With the theme of ‘Attention’ being a base song, I didn’t want [‘How Long’] to be a rip-off of ‘Attention,'” he said during an interview on On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Friday, October 6 shortly after the tune was released, “but, lyrically, this song is like Part 2 of ‘Attention.’ I’ll leave that up to interpretation.”

The thing is, many fans believed that “Attention” was about Bella Thorne; more specifically, the aftermath of her allegedly cheating on Tyler Posey with Charlie late last year. So, since the 25-year-old singer says “How Long” is like Part 2, it’s possible that he is shading the 19-year-old Disney Channel alum again:


The thing is, the lyrics are written in a P.O.V. that suggests Charlie’s the cheater:

I’ll admit, I was wrong, what else can I say, girl?
Can’t you play my head and not my heart?
I was drunk, I was gone, that don’t make it right, but
I promise there were no feelings involved, mmh

“For a while there, I was getting too crazy,” he once told Flaunt magazine after ending his fling with the Famous in Love actress. “I touch on that on the album coming out this year. I was dating all of these different women.”

So… is Charlie confessing to his own cheating ways in “How Long?” Or is he metaphorically speaking about Bella Thorne? …or is it neither?? Read the full lyrics below, then you tell us your thoughts on it all in the comments below!


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Charlie’s not the only celebrity to admit to infidelity. These stars did, too: