Justin Bieber retracts statement, says fight with Tom Cruise tweet was random

Tom Cruise and Justin Bieber. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi Jun 14, 2019, 11.33 AM (IST)

Justin Bieber and Tom Cruise have been trending for some days now ever since the singer challenged Cruise for a fight. 

In a random tweet, Bieber challenged Cruise and wrote, "I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon. Tom if you don't take this fight your [sic] scared and you will never live it down. Who is willing to put on the fight? @danawhite?" For those unaware, Dana White is UFA’s president. 

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After Cruise did not reply to this tweet, Bieber has now taken to Twitter again and retracted his statement. He wrote, “He'd probably whoop my a** in a fight.”

Bieber has now gone on record to say that the tweet was just a joke. In fact, he told TMZ reporters that he didn't know Cruise but had randomly tweeted without any reason. The singer said, "I don't know him. He's tight. The story is I saw an interview with him, and he was just on my mind. It was just a random tweet. I do that stuff sometimes."

He added, "Tom, he'd probably whoop my a-- in a fight. If a fight were to actually happen, though, Bieber said he'd "have to get into shape" because he's "really skinny right now."

He continued, "He's a dad right?" 

Tom Cruise is a father to 13-year-old Suri with Katie Holmes, a 24-year-old Connor and 26-year-old Isabella with Nicole Kidman. 

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Justin Bieber had challenged Tom Cruise and written, "I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon. Tom if you don't take this fight your [sic] scared and you will never live it down."