Huffpost Entertainment

'Beauty And A Beat Video': Justin Bieber & Nicki Minaj Make Light Of (Fake) Laptop Theft

Posted: Updated:

They teased the video on Twitter yesterday, and now it's here: Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj's collaboration, "Beauty and a Beat," has some visuals.

In a cheeky move, the video begins with text that recounts an "October 2012" theft -- a reference to (supposedly) real-life laptop-swiping that has led to rumors announcing the existence of nude photos of the young popstar. Much of the video sees Bieber holding a camera aimed at himself, so they really ran with the theme here.

Bieber confirmed that it was a hoax on Twitter: Bieber's publicist said the laptop was actually stolen, despite Bieber's tweets from Friday morning:


Justin Bieber
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...

Justin Bieber
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...

The track, another wrinkle in pop music's appropriation of EDM-inflected breakdowns and basslines, is off Bieber's latest disc, "Believe." There's a dance break where Bieber works through some light choreography, and Minaj raps over what anyone who knows nothing about dubstep will call a "dubstep breakdown."

Though the video is filmed at a waterpark, there is a brief scene depicting scantily clad women dancing on stripper poles. That's not particularly notable, except that this is a Justin Bieber video, so it appears the folks behind the Biebs are ready to start edging him toward a more mature audience. (Similarly, it makes sense that Minaj is allowed to say "bitches" in her verse.)

Watch the video above.

Celebrities With Leaked/Hacked Photos
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Around the Web

Justin Bieber – Beauty and a Beat – Video, listening & stats at Last.fm

JUSTIN BIEBER - BEAUTY AND A BEAT LYRICS

Beauty and a Beat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Beauty and the BEAT! - YouTube

Beauty And The Beat. [VIDEO] | Most Watched Today | The Best ...

Justin Bieber's Stolen Personal Footage Scandal Appears To Actually Be A ...

Justin Bieber's 'Stolen Personal Footage' Revealed To Be New 'Beauty And A ...

Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj debut 'Beauty and a Beat' music video

TARJA TURUNEN To Join Forces With MIKE TERRANA For 'Beauty And The ...

Nicki Minaj Is Blown Away By Beauty and a Beat Music Video By Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj preview artwork for new single 'Beauty and a Beat'

Justin Bieber confirms publicity stunt

If You Belieb It, He Will Come: Justin Bieber Surprises Fans with Pizza and Hugs

Justin Bieber Tweets With Computer Hacker

Justin Bieber Unveils 'Beauty And A Beat' Single Artwork For Nicki Minaj ...