It upsets me that billboard would do something like this. You guys also have to remember though that they are trying to make money. There goal is to make you want to read the story, so have an outlandish headline like this is in their best interest. I love Shawn to death, and I am very happy to see how calmly he handled this. He loves all of us from the bottom of his heart. Again, the most unproblematic teenage boy.

People know me but they have no idea. I can’t be best friends with the entire world, I can’t fall in love with every girl, I can’t be a father figure or older-brother figure to every person. But I hate being alone. I just want someone there – to get out of my own head for a minute.
—  Shawn Mendes, talking to Billboard Magazine. The most important quote in the entire article