Justin Bieber is sticking to his story about his laptop being stolen while he was performing.
Justin Bieber didn’t tweet wolf when he claimed his laptop was stolen Tuesday night during a Tacoma, Wash., show — or so his publicist tells the Associated Press.
“Be very clear, the laptop was indeed stolen in Tacoma. That was NOT a hoax,” Bieber’s publicist, Melissa Victor, wrote in an email to the AP.
USA Today reports The whole episode raised eyebrows Friday when it appeared the tweet — and subsequent tweets from an account called @gexwy — were all part of an elaborate stunt to publicize Bieber’s new Beauty and a Beat video, released Friday. The video opens with text saying personal footage was stolen and uploaded “illegally.”
“A report was filed online Wednesday, but he doesn’t foresee police officers spending much time investigating.”A lot of people got played,” said Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum, who did concede that the Bieb’s laptop could very well have been swiped. “It became a big media frenzy, so I guess that was the idea.”
Reportedly, there was a surveillance camera in the room that laptop was stolen from and local authorities have reviewed the video. However, police have not determined whether a theft had taken place.