The internet was brimming with excitement when reports of leaked Justin Bieber pictures/footage from his phone made it seem as though the Biebs’ wholesome image would be destroyed. There were even exchanges on Twitter between Bieber and the alleged thieves, but as it turns out, Justin Bieber just pulled a fast one on us all. Via NY Daily News:

The nude pic “leaked” online after the 18-year-old singer complained on Twitter that his computer and camera had been stolen backstage, prompting rumors Bieber was worried about losing some racy footage.

The “stolen footage” was just an elaborate hoax to promote Justin Bieber’s new music video with Nicki Minaj for the single, “Beauty and the Beat.” Wipe that smirk off of your face, J-Biebs, we totally knew it was a hoax the entire time.

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