Did Justin Bieber just skip the Billboard Music Awards so he could hang out with fans? Yes, if this new video of him supporting a girl as she performed on a street in Montclair, NJ on May 19, is anything to go by! JB once did the same before he was famous — talk about full circle.
What would you do if Justin Bieber, 23, showed up in your town without warning? He was caught cheering on a fan as she street performed in New Jersey, just like he used to do back in the day! While it’s unclear as to how the heck JB ended up on that random street in Montclair, he gamely joined the crowd of people watching as a talented young girl sang and played guitar. He shouted his encouragement as she sang, and gave a huge high-five. Watch the sweet video above!
Justin has had a bit of a bad reputation lately when it comes to how he behaves around fans, so he’s definitely redeeming himself here. “THAT’S ABSOLUTELY AMAZING…[who] says he doesn’t respect his fans?” one person commented on the video. It’s certainly a little out-of-character for the “Sorry” singer, who has made it clear that being surrounded by crowds like this tends to make him “depressed,” and even canceled meet and greets over the past year. Perhaps the girl’s performance reminded him of his own busking days! Yep, in case you forgot, Justin also used to perform on the street in the early days! You can relive a baby Biebs playing guitar and performing two covers below:
Anyway, one thing’s for sure: Montclair residents definitely got the surprise of a lifetime by The Bieb’s appearance on their city street.
HollywoodLifers, do you think it’s sweet that JB supported a fan like this? Tell us in the comments!