Justin Bieber wants to know what girls want, so he wrote a song about it called “What Do You Mean?” When he teased the track on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, Bieber said the inspiration behind this song was a sincere desire to understand women. “Girls are often flip-floppy. They say something, and then they mean something else. What do you mean?… I don’t really know, that’s why I’m asking,” Bieber said.
The song, which was released this morning, immediately reached the No. 1 slot on Billboard’s Real Time chart. But some fans are noticing something about the lyrics, pointing out echoes of Robin Thicke’s 2013 summer jam, “Blurred Lines,” in which he creepily told us we wanted it.
The lyrics in question are in the chorus of Bieber’s song: “When you nod your head yes / But you wanna say no / What do you mean?” The question might sound innocuous enough, except that another line in the song — “Wanna argue all day, making love all night” — adds a definite sexual undertone to the tune. So, what do YOU mean, Bieber? People have some speculations.