Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande Fire Back over Coachella Lip-Sync Controversy

"Imagine if you spent even half the time you spend laughing at other people's expense actually building people up and encouraging people how much positivity you could bring"
Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande Fire Back over Coachella Lip-Sync Controversy
Following a pile of ridiculous and controversy, both Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande have taken to Twitter to address their now-infamous Coachella performance.

Today, Bieber took the issue head-on following his onstage appearance with Grande over the weekend for "Sorry," specifically taking aim at an E! segment making fun of his apparent lip-synch during the performance. 

Addressing E!'s "Nightly Pop" host Morgan Stewart, Bieber wrote, "Imagine if you spent even half the time you spend laughing at other people's expense actually building people up and encouraging people, how much positivity you could bring. What hurts about this is the fact that you have a platform to make a difference… And rather than being positive you belittle people. Think about how awesome it felt for me to be on that stage after being away for so long the excitement and joy it gave me doing the thing i love the most, i sang to to backtrack like most cameos do this is a normal thing."

Grande then responded to Bieber's tweet, writing: "We also decided to do this ten minutes before my set started. we had 0 soundcheck, 0 rehearsal. u were singing with the back tracking like most cameos do. people are bored. people don't know how it feels to be under such scrutiny. the world was happy to have u on stage again. … your fans, friends & the world is thrilled to have you back. everyone was so happy to see u smile like that. no one will ever understand how it feels to be u, but it's not their job to. take care. make music. u are loved."

Grande added, "People are so lost. One day everybody that works at all them blogs will realize how unfulfilled they are and purposeless what they're doing is and hopefully shift their focus elsewhere. that's gonna be a beautiful ass day for them! i can't wait for them to feel lit inside. … i don't like when people try to ruin beautiful moments for my friends that's all. have a good day."

Meanwhile, Bieber had more to tell the E! team, writing: "And rather than try and make people feel accepted and loved you find things to pick apart like the world isn't full of that already… we can find something negative to say about anything or anyone… When are we gonna be the kind of people that find joy in adding value to one another and not tearing each other apart."
Check out the offending E! segment below.

As previously reported, Bieber's Coachella performance was his first since revealing his mental health struggles and announcing a hiatus.