Shawn Mendes has apologised to his fans after THAT Billboard interview

Shawn's sorry for saying his fans "don't really know him."

By Sammy Stewart

Shawn Mendes has had a CRAZY rise to fame.

One minute he was a small-town dude making Vine videos in his bedroom, the next he's touring with Taylor Swift and selling out concert tickets. None of this would be possible without the love and support of his devoted fans.

When Shawn's Billboard interview came out this morning, fans were a little hurt by some of the things he said.

The piece includes Shawn saying his fans "don't truly know him" and it gets worse. At one point Shawn says he's "careful" around them because "you can't let them take everything from you. Because they will — not in a malicious way. They just love you."

Ouch indeed.

As soon as the interview went viral, Shawn's fans were hurt by his words.

However, according to Shawn in a Snapchat post this morning, he reckons the publication totally twisted his words and was "taken out of context."

"I just want to start by saying that I’m sorry if anybody was upset by the recent article that was put up about me. I just want to make a couple things clear about it and about myself. My goal with every single interview I do is to be completely as honest and real as I can be because I don’t want the world to think that I’m somebody I’m not. With that being said, I’m not the person they made me out to be in that article. I spent time explaining how in this career there are negatives and positives just like every other career."

"I made it extremely clear how at the end of the day, the positives outweigh the negatives in the millions. And I’m extremely grateful for what I do and I’m happy for what I do. Unfortunately, what you do say is taken out of context sometimes and then seems completely different from how you meant it. At the end of the day, I can get angry with every single person that says something that I don’t agree with. But at the end of the day, all that matters to me is what you guys think about me and what you guys know."

As you can imagine, his fans are pretty annoyed and now trying to take down Billboard with #BillboardIsOverParty...