Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom don’t like each other, and they got into a heated altercation in Ibiza, Spain, early Wednesday morning, portions of which were caught on video.
According to several reports, the 20-year-old pop singer and the actor got into each other’s face, and Bloom threw a punch as the crowd cheered.
The New York Post’s Page Six cited sources saying that Bieber made a rude comment about the 37-year-old actor's ex, Miranda Kerr, which led to the punch. Someone in the singer’s camp insisted that the comment was made after Bloom swung.
The incident took place at the star-studded Cipriani Downtown in Ibiza – Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Diddy were there, too.
“Justin was at one table, and Orlando was at another,” a source told Page Six. “But when Bieber and his party were later walking past Bloom’s table, Orlando refused to shake Bieber’s hand.”
Then the singer allegedly said something rude to Orlando.
Denying the interaction, a source close to Bieber said the pop star did not know Bloom was there, “but when they saw each other, it was Orlando who was just being an a-hole to Justin.”
Regardless of who started it, Bieber and Bloom reportedly got into each other’s faces and exchanged some words before being separated by their entourages. But Bloom appeared to feel that the matter was not settled, and approached Bieber again and threw the punch.
A video posted by TMZ shows the aftermath, during which Bieber is clearly heard saying “What’s up, b****?”
It is unclear whether or not Bloom's punch actually hit the pop singer. But after a few more words between the two, Bieber left.
The bad blood between the two men may have started back in 2012 when Bieber was seen getting flirty with Kerr, who was married to Bloom at the time, at a Victoria’s Secret fashion show. According to Page Six, that led to some tension between Kerr and Bloom.
The couple separated in October 2013.
But the animosity between Bloom and Bieber appears to have deepened this April, when he was seen spending time with Bieber’s on-again, off-again girlfriend, Selena Gomez.