October 12, 2012


Justin Bieber's "Hacker" Premieres "Beauty and a Beat" Video, Featuring Nicki Minaj

When reports surfaced that Justin Bieber's computer had been stolen, the Internet was quick to jump to conclusions. Many sites speculated about a supposed nude photo of Justin, some even prepping themselves for a sex tape. Things got even weirder when Bieber actually started tweeting with his alleged hacker (@gexwy) who uploaded a few of Justin's"home videos" swiped from the stolen PC. 

The back and forth between Biebs and his brazen hacker came to a head today—turns out the whole thing was a publicity stunt for the premiere of his new video, "Beauty and a Beat," featuring Nicki Minaj. Bieber tweeted a couple eerie messages before he revealed the video:

since i was 14 i have had a lot of things said about me, from dying, to taking hormones, to dying again, to stuff about my family...
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to saying i had a baby with a woman i never even met. nude pics, drugs, my family, my character...but today...today i get to be in on it...
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Then he retweeted his "hacker," who conveniently supplied a link to the "Beauty and a Beat" video:

Not only are we a bit surprised that Justin felt the need for a such a stunt to promote his latest video—the kid's not exactly hurting for Twitter followers—but the whole thing doesn't really add up. 

The "Beauty and a Beat" video was written, directed and shot by Justin Bieber, so perhaps it's his attempt to present himself the way he'd truly like to be portrayed. And that would make complete sense...if the video wasn't one giant dance party at California's Raging Waters theme park (which, we'll add, was quite obviously paid for by Just Dance 4). There is some "personal footage" of Justin and his pals thrown in for good measure that does coincide with the whole hacking theme, but it's not exactly salacious, especially when juxtaposed next to the synchronized swimming scenes (?). 

Eh, maybe we're thinking about it too much. It's a Justin Bieber video. So instead, why don't you just watch it up top.