Justin Bieber seemed to return to Instagram early Monday morning after several weeks away from the social media site. The “Sorry” singer, 21, had deleted his account after calling for privacy, slamming his followers for insulting his rumoured girlfriend Sofia Richie, and having an online feud with ex, Selena Gomez.

But, shortly after noon on Monday, Bieber tweeted shooting down the reports he’s back on Instagram.

What seemed to be Bieber’s return was without pomp or circumstance. He did not post any new photos or videos, but instead shared nine new white squares. His last clip was posted on August 15, and featured his new dog, Todd. Shortly after Bieber’s return, his loyal fans took to the comments section to share how much they loved the singer and were excited he was back.

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The GRAMMY winner first warned his fans to taper their comments about his new lady love, Richie.

“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,” she captioned a picture with the 18-year-old.

Bieber’s ex, Gomez, took to the comments section to bash his words, writing, “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.”

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She later apologized on Snapchat, writing, “What I said was selfish and pointless.”

Bieber has since been spotted out with Richie several times, including celebrating her recent milestone birthday in Los Angeles. The couple was spotted in Cabo, Mexico, over the weekend, getting cozy.

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