Justin Bieber's Writer Warned Selena Gomez About 'Sorry'


Be boundlessly grateful your ex's YouTube account never earned him worldwide prominence, even if it means you had to pretend to support his dead-end passions.

You think that's harsh? Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have spent years listening to each other rehash their relationship drama in hits so catchy, there's a chance someone out there Aronofsky'd a drill through his or her head the five hundredth time “Sorry” played at the local bar. (This is not a spoiler. You've had 19 years to see “Pi.")

That particular banger was written by Justin Tranter, who's also worked on songs for Selena, like “Hands to Myself” and “Good for You.” According to Tranter, he called Selena to warn her when “Sorry” was about to drop.

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In a recent interview with CBS, he recalled,

Tranter wrote the song from Justin's perspective, taking into consideration the tumult of the pop star's public life at that moment.


He explained,

Selena Gomez just dropped a song with Kygo, effectively banishing the Biebs to the prison of her memories (big week for Selena!).


In it, she sings,

This is the most "over" these two have ever been, which is saying a lot, considering they've been on and off since they were basically children.

It's the end of an era. Again. For good. Once more. For real, this time. Eternally.

Citations: Justin Bieber's "Sorry" Collaborator Warned Selena Gomez About the Song Ahead of Time (Teen Vogue)