- The star posted what appeared to be his phone number on his official Twitter account on Wednesday, March 3
- His post caused quite a furore on social media with a number of his fans struggling to dial it for a one-on-one with the star
- Bieber's fans were disappointed after learning his tweet was actually a promotional stunt for his new album, Justice, which is slated for release on March 19
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It goes without saying that many people, men and women, would kill themselves while trying to get up close and personal with their favourite celebrities.
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The love is even bigger for worldwide celebrities who command massive followings on different social media platforms.
Well, it is because of that particular reason that Canadian singer Justin Bieber recently thought it wise to pull his fans' legs.
Taking to his official Twitter account on Wednesday, March 3, the star posted what appeared to be his phone number online.
His post caused quite a furore on social media with quite a number of his fans struggling to dial it for a one-on-one with the star.
“Call if you need somebody I will be there for you +1 (818) 210-4058,” Bieber wrote on Twitter.
His tweet attracted the attention of his fans who could not help but try their luck.
Legit.ng understands Bieber's tweet attracted over 120,000 likes in a matter of hours.
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While his post impressed many people, the response most of them got upon dialling the number disappointed quite a multitude.
Upon dialling the number, callers were greeted with a recording of Bieber singing a lyric from his new song.
“Call if you need somebody I will be there for you,” the singer crooned in the sound bite.
Bieber's fans were hit by yet another streak of disappointments after learning his tweet was actually a promotional stunt for his new album, Justice, which is slated for release on March 19.
The singer's move comes barely a week after the musician disclosed that he will be releasing his album Justice.
In his announcement, the Canadian star said the album is aimed at raising the spirits of people who are feeling helpless in the world in 2021.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the star shared a personal encounter with his fans.
The 27-year-old remembered being arrested back when he was just 20 and having the whole world watch him at his lowest. Bieber added that he is happy God always thought of him and finally delivered him.
Adeyinka Odutuyo is an entertainment/lifestyle journalist at Legit.ng with over three years of working experience in the media industry.
He has a degree in Linguistics and Communication Studies from Osun State University, Osogbo. When he is not writing about celebrities, you will find him blogging about local Nigerian recipes on Instagram (@playfoodbyyinka)