UPDATE: Bieber's publicist Melissa Victor tells the AP it was not a hoax and the laptop was indeed stolen. Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum also confirmed a police report was filed.
Was Justin Bieber's computer realllly stolen -- or were his claims part of a publicity stunt for his new music video?
"yesterday during the show me and my tour manager josh had some stuff stolen ....i had a lot of personal footage on that computer," Bieber tweeted earlier this week.
A ton of websites took the tweet seriously and some blogs speculated that naked pics or a sex tape of the 18-year-old star would possibly leak. Yesterday, Justin even had to speak out saying that some nude photos that popped up online were fakes.
But today, he was telling a different story.
"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, 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," he tweeted before unveiling the music video for "Beauty and a Beat."
And what a fun video it is.
Featuring Nicki Minaj and one epic water park party, the video is shot to look like Bieber used a handheld camera to film the entire thing.
It's filled with dancing, water slides and, for all you Beliebers out there, a lot of wet Justin.
Check out the video above.
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