Justin Bieber had a lively chat with Ellen DeGeneres, telling the host he’s “single and ready to mingle” and later explaining the meaning of ‘What Do You Mean’ when asked if it was about his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. And that’s just a few tidbits of an interview that’s going viral.

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Once again, Justin Bieber’s dating life becomes a hot topic and who else, but Ellen DeGeneres to ask him in the most direct way possible first of all whether he was involved with his’What Do You Mean? music video co-star, the very attractive model Xenia Deli. After he denied that, the host asked him, ““Who are you dating right now? Are you dating anyone?”

Naturally, this led to a bit of squirming before the former teen idol turned emerging grownup pop music superstar said, just as plainly, “I’m single, ladies. And ready to mingle.”

Yes, cue the screaming audience. This went on for a bit, and those watching on television or on their smartphones, will wisely turn down the volume for a moment.

Justin Bieber then spoke with more introspection and said, ““I’m in a place now…I don’t know if I’m ready for a relationship right now.”

Ellen DeGeneres added some levity to what might have otherwise turned into a Diane Sawyer-style confessional interview, and said that women in her audience aren’t looking for a relationship, but instead, “They just want to mingle.”

And continuing her direct line of questioning Ellen DeGeneres later asked Justin Bieber if his new song, ‘What Do You Mean’ — which has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 — is about his former girlfriend Selena Gomez or as she put it, someone whose name rhymes with “Melena.”

To that, Justin Bieber said, “I wrote the song for women in general. I just never know what women are thinking ‘cause they say one thing and they meant another thing and then they’re like do this and don’t do this and then I’m like, what do you mean?”

And, not least, given the host’s penchant for confronting stars on their social media posts, Justin Bieber’s now infamous (and since deleted) Instagram butt photo got a revisit, as he explained how it came about and why he chose to remove it.

And, similarly, given the host’s penchant for surprises, an unsuspecting audience member got quite the surprise in meeting her “crush” on the show.

As we say, a splendid time was had by all even if all questions were not answered! You can see the full replay video of Justin Bieber’s interview below!