I know when you think of a Justin Bieber music video, it's hard to stray from the idea of bowling alleys and bad bangs. [MUSIC] But that was baby Bieber, and grown man Bieber took a page out of the Beyonce bible, releasing 12 music videos over the weekend for his new album Purpose. The Biebs released each video individually, but together they make up a 45 minute short film titled Purpose the movement. [MUSIC] Bieber sings his way into the starring role of his short film but his cast of supporting actors enhance his music immensely. Remember those sassy dancers from sorry? [MUSIC] They delivered more for his last choreography in a new video for what do you mean and No sense. And don't forget about the boys. Male dancers take it to the next level and I'll show you and The Feeling. [MUSIC] The music then goes from get it to get the tissues and life is worth living. The same rule applies to Love Yourself, where the Bieber team has used the power of dance to bring his lyrics to life. And let's not forget about the children. [MUSIC] In what looks like the most coordinated musical based on The Hunger Games, Bieber's hitting us with some pint sized performers. Whose dancing could save all the lives of District 12. Overall, the videos focus less on Bieber and more on his interpretation of the song. It's a refreshing strategy for a singer who always seems to be in the spotlight, now letting his art and underwear speak for himself.
During Ariana Grande's second-weekend Coachella performance, she called up a superstar guest to join her. No, not a hologram, she summoned a real-life Justin Bieber out of his sabbatical to perform "Sorry" with her. By all accounts, the crowd loved every minute, but Morgan Stewart, the host of E!'s Nightly Pop, called foul, saying that Bieber was lip-synching.
"@Morgan_Stewart just saw a video of you ripping me to shreds saying I was lip-syncing. They played the song and i just sang overtop of it.. regardless why spend your time tearing people down. It’s People like you that are bullies at school that are making kids suicidal. imagine if you spent even half the time you spend laughing at other peoples expense actually building people up and encouraging people how much positivity you could bring. What hurts about this is the fact that you have a platform to make a difference and rather than being positive you belittle people. Think about how awesome it felt for me to be on that stage after being away for so long the excitement and joy it gave me doing the thing i love the most, i sang to to backtrack like most cameos do this is a normal thing, and rather than try and make people feel accepted and loved you find things to pick apart like the world isn’t full of that already.. we can find something negative to say about anything or anyone. When are we gonna be the kind of people that find joy in adding value to one another and not tearing each other apart.."
Grande responded as well, responding to a tweet that posted the video, writing, "People look so ugly when they talk about other people like this, it’s crazy. like no matter how pretty you are or how long u spent getting ready, u ugly to me now. HOW do people watch shit like this lmao."
In a now-deleted tweet that Bieber's wife, Hailey Baldwin, retweeted, Grande explained that the whole performance was a last-minute decision. "We also decided to do this ten minutes before my set started. we had 0 soundcheck, 0 rehearsal. u were singing with the back tracking like most cameos do. people are bored. people don’t know how it feels to be under such scrutiny. the world was happy to have u on stage again."
Stewart has not responded to either performer.