7:52pm PT by Sophie Schillaci
Justin Bieber Explains Decision to Address Baby-Daddy Allegations in New Song (Audio)
Listen up, Mariah Yeater. Justin Bieber has a few choice words for you.
And though the 20-year-old quietly dropped her paternity case against the singer back in November, Bieber hasn’t dropped the subject. On his newly released album, Believe, the 18-year-old superstar sings about Yeater’s accusations that he fathered her child after a backstage tryst during one of his concerts.
Cleverly losing the “h” from his accuser’s name, “Maria” undeniably fires back at the young mother with lyrics such as, “That ain’t my baby, that ain’t my girl” and “Why are you trying to lie girl when I ain’t never met you at all.” The tune begins with snippets from reporters, including Today’s Matt Lauer, discussing the case on air.
“I wanted to do something that was like…a little shocking,” Bieber told Bethenny Frankel during an appearance on her new talk show. “It was something that I’d been feeling and wanted to tell people. Because at the end of the day, you know things happen and I don’t get to really talk about it. People twist my words.”
One thing’s for sure: Bieber’s not mincing words on this track.
“I’m really able to explain my side of the story,” he added.
Though the case was ultimately dropped, Bieber still submitted to DNA testing in order to prove that he was not the father to Yeater’s infant son.
In April, he taunted Yeater via Twitter – with a little help from Borat – linking to a video of Sacha Baron Cohen’s character repeatedly saying “you will never get this.” “Dear Mariah yeeter… we have never met… so from the heart I just wanted to say…” Bieber wrote.
It may not be a love ballad, but the Biebs did indeed pen a song just for Yeater, which is more than most Beliebers can boast! Listen to “Maria” below.