He threatened to take his Instagram page private if fans didn't stop hating on new flame Sofia Richie.
But Justin Bieber took it a step further on Monday night as he deleted his Instagram account, which had 77.8 million followers.
The move came moments after the pop star had switched his account to private, before changing his mind and making his page public again moments later - and then deleting it entirely.
He did it: Pop star Justin Bieber made his Instagram account private on Monday night before deleting it entirely after getting into a war of words with ex Selena Gomez in the comments
Setting the account private would mean that his posts are still available for his followers, but he would have to approve each individual follow request.
After setting the account private, Justin was slammed by fans in the comments, before deleting it.
'In the moment you went privat (sic) you lost many fans...' wrote one user, while another added 'and now we are leaving u.'
Another said the Sorry singer was making 'bad decisions,' while others told him to just disable the comments if he didn't want to deal with fans.
Backlash: The Sorry singer was criticised for making his account private - before he deleted it entirely
Instagram users can temporarily disable their account, which lets them reactivate it at a later date. Or, they can permanently delete the account.
Justin's move came after he asked fans to back off when it comes to 17-year-old model Sofia - and his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez then weighed in on the comments telling him not to blame his fans.
That prompted a war of words between the pop stars, with both accusing each other of cheating and Justin hinting Selena had hooked up with former One Direction star Zayn Malik.
Broken: Justin's fans were greeted by this message after he deleted his account Monday
Upset Beliebers: Justin warned his fans he'd make his Instagram private after a backlash over his photos with rumored new girlfriend Sofia Richie
Justin wrote: 'I'm gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don't stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn't be so mean to people that I like.'
Out of the blue his ex-girlfriend Selena took a swipe, exclaiming: '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.'
Things quickly ignited as Justin hit back: 'It's funny to see people that used me for attention and still trying to point the finger this way. Sad. All love. I'm not one for anyone receiving hate.'
Helen of Troy! Sofia Richie stepped out for first time since sparking the Instagram war between boyfriend Bieber and his ex Gomez
The blows continued to aim lower as the Texan fired back: 'Funny how the ones that cheated multiple times, are pointing the finger at the ones that were forgiving and supportive, no wonder fans are mad. Sad. All love.'
This elicited the most shocking response yet: 'I cheated... Oh I forgot about You and Zayn?' — apparently suggesting she had been unfaithful with the formerOne Directioner.
That same day, another player seemed to enter the brawl when another Justin ex, Hailey Baldwin, posted a cryptic message about 'taking responsibility for actions', 'misplacing blame' and tryng to 'manipulate a situation to make yourself look better'.
Soon after Hailey and Justin unfollowed each other on social media, even though she denied she was trying to get involved.
'The only thing I "weigh in on" is everyday life in general. Don't rope me into things I'm not a part of and please respect my privacy. x,' she tweeted.
Zing! Out of the blue his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez took a swipe, and the blows got lower and lower after that
Another ex: Hailey Baldwin tweeted that she had not been 'weighing in' on the drama when she posted a since-deleted message on Instagram