Justin Bieber’s stolen “sex tape” footage just a publicity stunt for “Beauty and a Beat” music video

Okay, so everyone (optimistically) thought Justin Beiber had a sex tape this week when he started talking about losing “a lot of personal footage” because someone stole his equipment. A photo of a male member even floated around the internet, allegedly Justin’s. But the truth is that Justin is no Kanye West (who does have photos of his private parts all over the internet.)

Gawker has it all figured out thanks to an obviously fake Twitter troll, and a straight-forward tweet from Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber’s collaborator on “Beauty and a Beat.”

A Twitter user named “gexwy” told Justin he was going to release a bunch of scandalous stuff Friday at noon, to which Justin responded “No matter what you have and what you post tomorrow i know my fans wont leave me. screw it. #toostrong.”

Nicki Minaj tweeted about a big surprise today at noon, and Justin simply tweeted “noon.” So yeah, this “footage” is probably just the music video for “Beauty and a Beat,” which will no doubt drop today at noon.

Or maybe Justin and Nicki are releasing a sex tape . . . .