Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT Photo: Justin Bieber and Pattie Mallette

Justin Bieber probably never fought with his mom about "sweetheart" Selena Gomez. But Marc Shapiro, author of the unauthorized biography Legally Bieber: Justin Bieber at 18, told In Touch Weekly that JB and his mom, Pattie Mallette, argued over the cover of her book.

According to Marc, Pattie wanted to use a photo of Justin on the front of her 2012 book, Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom. "When Justin found out, he refused to go along with it, and they had a series of arguments,” Marc said. He added that the fighting got bad enough that Justin's manager, Scooter Braun, had to step in. “Ultimately, Justin compromised and agreed to a couple of press interviews with Pattie,” Marc said. “But he was upset.”

It's all good now. As you can see, the official book cover is just Pattie's face, although above her name is "Foreword by Justin Bieber." So, if Marc's version of things is true, it sounds like they found a happy medium. But maybe next time, if they do a follow-up book, they could just pose for a cover photo together?

Source: In Touch Weekly, Amazon