Huffpost Media

Matt Lauer Joins Twitter: Justin Bieber Helps 'Today' Host Tweet (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated:

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

NBC Today
NBC Today

A little help from Justin Bieber goes a long way.

The pop star stopped by the "Today" show on Friday to perform a few songs from his upcoming album Believe (out June 19), and to help host Matt Lauer join the Twitter.

Prior to his performance, Bieber took control of Lauer's Twitter account, telling the "Today" host that he was going to write his first tweet. "I'm going to speak very proper, because I know that's how you talk," Bieber said as he typed the first tweet on lauer's iPhone.

Somewhat expectedly, Bieber's used Lauer's first tweet to promote his upcoming album. Though Bieber sending Lauer's first tweet was probably enough for the "Today" host to rack up a major amount of followers rather quickly, Bieber took it a step further but telling all his followers to "follow my man @mlauer."

Lauer's Twitter handle started trending worldwide and the "Today" host picked up roughly 34,000 followers in 9 minutes. At the time of this posting, Lauer had 55,435 followers.

Lauer eventually regained control of his Twitter account and wrote his own tweets, calling Bieber a "great sport," and sending a photo of himself posing with Bieber and co-host Ann Curry on stage.

Also on The Huffington Post

Justin Bieber's Many Looks Through The Years
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Justin Bieber introduces Matt Lauer to Twitter

Justin Bieber | Today Show | Paternity Allegations | Video | Mediaite

Justin Bieber Today Show 2011 | Matt Lauer Justin Bieber | Gossip ...

Matt Lauer News, Pictures, and Videos |

TODAY - Top News Stories, Video Clips, Recipes and Guests ...

Matt Lauer, Justin Bieber Justin Bieber performs on 'Today' as part ...

Justin Bieber denies charges he fathered a child -

Where's Matt today? - Where in the World -

Justin Bieber Sends Matt Lauer's First Tweets - TVNewser

Attention non-Beliebers! The pop world needs Justin Bieber