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V Festival organisers have denied internet rumours that pop idol Justin Bieber has pulled out of his headline slots in Essex and Staffordshire this weekend.
Rumours suggesting the Sorry hitmaker was likely to drop out of V Festival began to spread online after some fans reacted badly to his decision to delete his Instagram account earlier this week.
However, a representative for V Festival told the Essex Chronicle: “The story that Justin Bieber is pulling out of V Festival is completely untrue.Disgruntled fans started a rumour on Twitter, but it is complete nonsense.
“It is really annoying that it has come to the surface so close to the festival. We can guarantee that he is coming and it is going to be brilliant,” the representative added.
Bieber deleted his Instagram account earlier this week after he became embroiled in a war of words on Instagram with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, pictured right.
During the spat, Hands To Myself singer Gomez accused Bieber on cheating on her while they were an item, and Bieber told fans he would make his account private unless they stopped aiming “hate” at photos he shared of his rumoured new girlfriend Sofia Richie, who is the 17-year-old daughter of pop legend Lionel Richie.
“I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate this is getting out of hand,” wrote Bieber. “If you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like.”
In a now-deleted post, Gomez hit back, “If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol – it should be special between you two only. Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you. They were there for you before anyone.”