Justin Bieber is apparently planning to scrap ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez from Nicki Minaj's rap on current single, Beauty And A Beat.
In the song, the Young Money star spits: "Justin Bieber, you know I’m a hit ’em with the ether, buns out, wiener, but I gotta keep an eye out for Selena.”
However, according to The Sun, JB - who is said to have split with Gomez because of their "crazy schedules" - wants to erase the lyric from the track when performing it live.
A source told the tabloid: "It’s too late for Justin to remove the lyric from his album. But there’s no way he’s going to be singing it or have anyone else sing it – including Nicki – at his concerts.
“He knows it would just rub salt in the wounds for Selena and there would be a huge backlash from his girl fans, so it’s easier forgotten.”
Earlier this week, Selena made her first public appearance amid the break-up rumours at an award ceremony in New York, with a source telling E! News: "She's sad. It's hard for her.
"She's going to be in the studio. That's what she's focused on."
When asked about the possibility of a reconciliation between the pair, the insider added: "Of course, no one knows. They're young and in love, so you never know."
Meanwhile, Victoria's Secret model Barbara Palvin has continued to deny rumours linking her to Biebs, stating on Twitter: "Last time im saying it. please calm down.there is nothing going on w him.i met him and did a pic w him. wouldnt u do the same?:)".