Is Justin Bieber Punking Us Or Just Turning Stolen “Footage” Into An Opportunity?

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Justin Bieber may have pranked us all with his stolen laptop news

Well, if today’s conspiracy theorists are to be believed, we may have to wait a little longer for that Justin Bieber sex tape/spaghetti-and-milk recipe. Several sites, such as Oh No They Didn’t, are pointing to a number of clues on Twitter and VEVO that seem to indicate that the whole story of Bieber’s stolen laptop and phone — news he broke himself on Twitter earlier this week — is actually all a publicity stunt leading up to the release of his video with Nicki Minaj, “Beauty and a Beat.”

The clues:

  • Again, it was Bieber himself who broke the news of the theft and then complained that there was personal footage on the lost devices.
  • That same night, a Twitter user named @gexwy tweeted at Bieber that he’d accessed his videos.
  • But those videos are just the kind of cute backstage antics that Bieber is always taking part in.
  • The day after those tweets, the only supposed nude photo to leak was widely declared to be fake.
  • Yesterday, Justin tweeted back at gexwy and sounded kind of falsely defensive.
  • And then Justin retweeted Nicki Minaj’s tease of a surprise today and added his own mysterious “noon,” which is exactly when gexwy threatened to release the “stolen” videos.
  • ONTD discovered a thumbnail on VEVO (now set to private) that shows Nicki and Justin together, probably teasing their video.
  • This morning, Justin again tweeted #noon with a link to an E! Online story and several others about gexwy’s threats (but not about the conspiracy theory).
  • So here’s a question: Is it really all a prank? Or is Justin maybe saving face or taking advantage of a potentially embarrassing situation by releasing something of his own at the same time as the thief?

    Let’s wait and see!

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