13/06/2019 11:45 BST

Justin Bieber Says He Was 'Just Playing' When He Challenged Tom Cruise To A Cage Fight

Perhaps he’s just seen Mission Impossible.

And now for the latest in the recurring series Sentences We Never Imagined Writing – Justin Bieber has (wisely) retracted his offer to cage fight Tom Cruise.

The popstar offered to go up against the Jack Reacher actor earlier this week, announcing his intentions with a tweet that read: “I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon. Tom if you dont take this fight your scared and you will never live it down.” [sic] 

The unexpected post left us with many (many) questions and TMZ managed to corner Justin in an attempt to clear things up.

He told the website: “It was just a random tweet. I do that stuff sometimes.

“I think he’d probably whup my ass in a fight,” Justin continued. “I’d have to get in some good shape.

“I think he’d probably be out of my weight class.”

A wise choice, we think.

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Justin Bieber 

While Tom didn’t respond to Biebs’ challenge, cage fighter Conor McGregor did offer to help put the event on, stating that his entertainment company would make it happen.

This matter aside, 2019 is turning out to be a big year for Justin, who is currently riding high at the top of the UK singles charts with his Ed Sheeran collaboration I Don’t Care.

Meanwhile, Tom recently starred in his sixth Mission Impossible film – once again, doing all his own stunts – and will also take the lead in the new Top Gun movie, which is out next year.