MANILA – Self-confessed Floyd Mayweather fan Justin Bieber ran into Manny Pacquiao last week, when the WBO welterweight champion was doing some shopping in Los Angeles prior to his return to the Philippines.
According to a TMZ report, Pacquiao was shopping at a high end outlet with his crew at The Grove where he spent $20,000 before he headed to a gadget store.
It was there where Pacquiao bumped into the Canadian pop singer, who gamely posed for a picture with the Filipino boxing icon.
This was confirmed by a Twitter post of Beiber's fan account where the two stars are seen inside a shop posing for the cameras.
Justin Bieber and Manny Pacquiao.
In December 2012, Bieber made headlines as he posted memes making fun of Pacquiao’s downfall at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez when they faced each other.
The memes Bieber reposted were accompanied by short write-ups on his feelings about a possible Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao bout.
Bieber, it appeared, is not a fan of the People’s Champion.
The posts have spawned thousands of comments. Some Filipinos said they find no harm in the memes because they are funny, but some asked Bieber for respect, if not for Pacquiao, then the Filipino people.