It was all a hoax. Earlier this week, there was this story that Justin Bieber’s personal laptop had been stolen while on tour, with a clip showing Justin at a pool party being released by the supposed thief… but that was all part of the plan. As the video begins, it reads: “In October of 2012, three hours of personal footage was stolen from musician Justin Bieber. The following footage was illegally uploaded by an anonymous blogger.”

This morning, Justin Bieber (who just left Vancouver onto the next stop on his tour) released his music video for “Beauty And A Beat” featuring Nicki Minaj. Coincidently, both artists have recent experience in the song competition business, with Minaj working on American Idol as a judge and Justin Bieber as L.A. Reid’s guest celebrity mentor on The X Factor.

The new music video is a personal footage / home video style compilation, showing Justin Bieber behind the scenes and Justin Bieber partying it up at a pool party, where Nicki Minaj occasionally joins him. Although it sounds like it could be boring, the video does actually have choreography, dance breaks, and even a splash of synchronized swimming.

The video is actually a lot of fun and makes me in the mood for a pool party myself. Unfortunately, the only splash I’ll be getting today is the rain that is falling down in Vancouver. Anyway, enjoy the video below. Mystery solved!

“Beauty And A Beat” – Justin Bieber ft. Nicki Minaj