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Justin Bieber pranks world, releases 'Beauty and a Beat' video

Last week, Justin Bieber had the world (well, just millions of Beliebers) waiting with bated breath as he announced that his personal laptop "with a lot of personal footage" on it had be stolen.

Last week, Justin Bieber had the world (well, just millions of Beliebers) waiting with bated breath as he announced that his personal laptop "with a lot of personal footage" on it had be stolen.

Well, as it turns out, it was all an elaborate prank to promote his new music video with Nicki Minaj, which was released on Friday. Yep, you got us, Justin!

Since Justin released the video via Twitter, 'Beauty and a Beat' has received over 27 million views, and broke the record for the most hits for one video in 24 hours (One Direction held the previous record for their song 'Live While We're Young').

The pool party-themed clip was directed by Justin himself, and features the singer playing ping pong, sliding down water rides, dancing with synchronised swimmers, and, of course, dancing with Miss Nicki.

Watch the new video above and let us know what you think in the comments below!

— Natasha Patch