Odds are high that "What Do You Mean?" was inspired by JB's relationship with Gomez. In an interview with On Air With Ryan Seacrestearlier this year, Bieber confessed,
"I think a lot of my inspiration comes from [Selena]... It was a long relationship that created heartbreak and created happiness and a lot of different emotions that I wanted to write about. There's a lot of that on this album."