Justin Bieber is not breaking up with his longtime manager, Scooter Braun. Reps for all parties confirmed to Page Six Friday that rumors claiming the two have parted ways are not true.
Fans went into a frenzy after a report from Puck News claimed that Bieber and Braun hadn’t “spoken in months.”
Neither have addressed the report publicly. Braun, 42, has seemingly remained unbothered by the speculation, sharing pics of himself living his best life abroad with friends, including Usher, via Instagram.
“Love,” he captioned the post.
Naturally, fans took to the comments section to inquire about Bieber, 29, and weigh in on the rumors.
“Get me Justin,” one urged, with another writing, “What happened with Justin????”
Bieber, for his part, hasn’t shared any new pics to his Instagram feed since May 18 – a post congratulating wife Hailey on the launch of her Rhode UK line.
“Proud of you,” he gushed in the caption.
The “Baby” singer has been tight with Braun ever since the manager discovered his videos on YouTube in 2006. Braun helped Bieber launch his massively successful career and has worked with him on all of his chart-topping albums thus far.
As previously reported, Braun has made several headlines in recent years amid his ongoing feud with Taylor Swift over the ownership of her master recordings.
He recently admitted that he learned an “important lesson” from the whole ordeal, confessing that assuming Swift, 33, would speak to him amid the acquisition came from a “place of arrogance.”
“The regret I have there is that I made the assumption that everyone — once the deal was done — was going to have a conversation with me, see my intent, see my character and say, ‘Great, let’s be in business together,’” Braun said on NPR’s “The Limits with Jay Williams” podcast in September 2022.
“I made that assumption with people that I didn’t know … [and] I can never make that assumption again. I can’t put myself in a place of, you know, arrogance to think that someone would just be willing to have a conversation and be excited to work with me.”
Following Braun’s acquisition of Swift’s masters – which he sold in 2020 for more than $300 million – the “Blank Space” singer has been hard at work re-recording her first six albums. She has already re-released 2008’s “Fearless,” 2010’s “Speak Now” and 2012’s “Red,” with “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” on the way.
“There’s something that I’ve been planning for a really, really, really, ridiculously, embarrassingly long time, and instead of telling you about it, I think I’ll just sort of show you,” she teased during the sixth and final Los Angeles stop of her blockbuster Eras Tour earlier this month.
“The 1989 album changed my life in countless ways, and it fills me with such excitement to announce that my version of it will be out October 27th,” she later added in a post shared via Instagram. “To be perfectly honest, this is my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve ever done because the 5 From The Vault tracks are so insane. I can’t believe they were ever left behind. But not for long!”
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