Justin Bieber has finally tackled the rumours that he dated Kourtney Kardashian, joking that he was "being used" by the reality TV star. The pair became the focus of romance speculation after being spotted out together on several occasions in December, but the Sorry singer says they are just friends.
In an interview on US radio show The Bert Show, Justin responded to a headline about their romance joking: "I'm being used man. What can I say?"
When asked by the host if there was anything going on, the singer said: "Nah, we'll leave it at that."
Justin Bieber joked he was "being used" by Kourtney Kardashian
He added: "No, no, but for real, she's great. I've known [the family] for years."
It was speculated in December that Justin and Kourtney were dating following her split from Scott Disick, after they were seen partying and eating out together a number of times. Justin appeared to play up to the rumours by posting an Instagram photo of himself cosying up to a mystery woman – adding the caption "Lord knows" – which fans took to be a reference to Kourtney's ex Scott.
However it appears Justin has moved on to a new romance with long-time friend Hailey Baldwin. The hot new couple have flooded their Instagram accounts with photos together over the past week, seeming to confirm that they are an item.
Justin has confirmed his relationship with Hailey Baldwin
Justin, 21, shared a particularly telling photo that looks to have been taken over New Years. Wrapping an arm around a mystery blonde, Justin and his friend were pictured mid-kiss while dancing to the music.
While fans were left guessing who the tall blonde was, it wasn't long before Justin shared another photo, this time revealing Hailey's identity. The pair, who were previously linked in spring 2015, were pictured together on a sofa, relaxing on their Caribbean getaway.
It is not the first time that Justin and Hailey have been romantically linked, however until now the model has always maintained that the pair are just good friends.
"We're just friends. I've known him for a very long time, since I was about 13," Hailey told E! News.
"I'm trying to be a good friend and be there for him and support him, but any male in his place, any girl that's around him they automatically assume. That's the world we live in. I'm just trying to be there for him and support him as a friend."