Justin Bieber recently got into it with Selena Gomez over the phone, according to unconfirmed reports and screen shots of the alleged text message beef.
Radar Online published the images documenting the supposed, bitter texting fight, in which Selena calls her ex “a drug addict” who needs to “go to rehab!”
The messages, which Radar "verified" are real but Bieber's camp says are not, were forwarded by a phone registered to Gomez’s stepfather, Brian Teefey.
At least at the beginning, the purported exchange is innocent:
“Baby come on. I love you,” Bieber, 19, texted Gomez, inciting backlash from the on-again, off-again girlfriend he’d been camping with just a few weeks before.
“I don’t buy that bullshit anymore,” Gomez snapped. “I was honest with you and I gave you a second chance. All my friends were right, You’re such an a--hole.”
Bieber then pressed on, but Gomez wasn't having it.
“U r a drug addict,” she responded. “U need help.”
At that point, he tried a different approach ...
“Come on,” Bieber wrote. “Don’t tell me you don’t miss this,” before - allegedly - sending Selena a graphic photo of his erect penis (redacted in slideshow below).
“Stop it,” she texted, hitting on a familiar theme expressed by many lately: “You need to listen to Scooter [Braun, his manager] and go to rehab. U r sick.”
Members of Bieber’s camp have been urging the star to seek treatment, believing he's spiraling downward, hooked on drugs and in need of rehab.
Needless to say, Justin doesn't agree - regardless of whether these texts are real - and bristled at Selena's suggestion that he heed Scooter's advice.
“Rehab? F--k that!. “I make that f***er so much money,” he sniped, before sending her yet another penis picture, his horniness (and class) ever potent.
“Why r u sending these to me. We r done,” she insisted.
“And how can u let Za take the fall or your actions,” she continued, likely referencing his BFF Lil Za’s arrest for drug possession after a raid at Bieber’s home.
“U need to grow the f--k up. I hope you get jail time [for the egging attack on a neighbor that got Bieber charged with a felony]. U deserve it at this point.”
“F--K YOU!!!!! I need to grow up?!” Bieber lashed back. “HA ok! Enjoy life with OUT ME B--CH!!! F--k you. F--k Scooter. F--k all y’all. IAM DONE!”
Her reply: “Good!!! Go ‘retire’ or whatever bullis--t attention ur trying to get.”
JB's comeback to that: “Can’t hear you over my cash, babe! You’re only famous cuz of me. You know it. I know. Everybody knows. Bye. … Go f--k someone else."
"Keep that talentless p--sy away from me!”
When word of the shocking texts reached the singer's camp, reps insisted he did not sent them, leading to a number of online reports labeling them “phony.”
Gomez’s rep has been silent, despite requests for comment. It's unclear which of her friends is behind the alleged leak ... but the exchange sounds real.
What do you think? Did Justin really say those things to Selena and vice versa? And is the once-squeaky clean star beyond help at this point?