James Franco: "I Wasn't Trying to Diss" Justin Bieber With "Boyfriend" Video

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James Franco: "I Wasn't Trying to Diss" Justin Bieber With "Boyfriend" Video
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James Franco: "I Wasn't Trying to Diss" Justin Bieber With "Boyfriend" Video

It's Justin Bieber's world, and James Franco is just living in it. Earlier this month, the 127 Hours actor posted a video to his WhoSay page in which he lip-synched to the pop singer's hit song "Boyfriend." The clip made the rounds online but disappeared soon after -- and Franco says it's because Bieber's camp wasn't amused by his little spoof.

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"I was asked to take it down by some people," the star told E! News at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. "Bieber didn't contact me, but I don't think he was too happy."

The video featured Franco frolicking around with his Spring Breakers co-star Ashley Benson while wearing a crooked baseball cap (a la Bieber). But he says it was all in good fun.

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"I wasn't trying to diss him," the actor insisted. (A source told E! that Bieber has never even seen the clip.) 

Incidentally, Franco also paid homage to the pop sensation's ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, who thought his send-up of "Love You Like a Love Song" was "hysterical." (Gomez stars in Spring Breakers with Franco, Benson, and Vanessa Hudgens.)

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"I loved it," the 20-year-old singer-actress told E! of the video. "It was so good."

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: James Franco: "I Wasn't Trying to Diss" Justin Bieber With "Boyfriend" Video

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