It is 2012 all over again – the time when everyone found out how much Justin Bieber liked Carly Rae Jepsen’s songs by making a lip sync video to Jepsen’s hit single, Call Me Maybe. The pop star has again showed his appreciation by posting a new lip sync video on YouTube with his famous friends syncing to Jepsen’s latest song, I Really Like You.
The original music video stars two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks walking around New York, lip syncing to the catchy tune with a cameo by Bieber at the end. The clip had already gone viral with over 26 million views. Many people were calling the song the next “summer pop anthem” before Bieber stepped up the game.
He made the video, which has already gone viral with over one million views in a single day, to show support for Jepsen. It starts with Ariana Grande singing an operatic Drake cover and then has all of Bieber’s friends dancing, goofing around and having fun while Jepsen’s song plays in the background, much like the previous sing-along video.
Grande’s actor brother, Frankie Grande; model Kendall Jenner; actor and ‘N Sync singer, Lance Bass; social media star Matthew Espinosa; K-Pop singer CL; “The Voice” contestant, Kimberly Nicole; music band Rixton; “Empire” star Bryshere Gray; designer Jeremy Scott and more appear in the homemade video, which was posted on April 14 to YouTube. Bieber captioned the lip sync video, “decided to make a fun cover with a bunch of friends of Carly’s new song I Really Like You. love this song.”
Fans have been raving about a video and then Frankie Grande shoot a reaction video. “I really really really really really really like this video,” Frankie Grande wrote on YouTube as he jumped around excitedly, finally falling off of his chair as the video ended. The video itself may be badly edited and jumpy, but it shows Bieber and his pals creating, what some are calling the second epic lip-sync video of a Jepsen song. The first video included his-then girlfriend, Selena Gomez, and actor Ashley Tisdale.
Bieber is the star of the show with his little dance sequences. He rides around in his scooter, does the Egyptian walk and, along with Jenner, reenacts Jepsen’s exchange with Hanks in the official music video. The pop star even mouths, “I am pregnant” to Kendall.
The video came on the heels of the news about Bieber’s antics at Coachella, the California music festival. According to popular entertainment websites, the singer first got into trouble when he, 19-year-old Jenner and a group of their friends were going to the Neon Carnival party on April 11. Jenner was denied entry because of the strict 21-and-over policy, after which Bieber caused a huge scene. Security still did not allow her in, so they all had to leave. The pop singer later returned without Jenner and was allowed to enter the party.
The other incident took place on Aril 12 when he and his entourage were stopped from entering through the artist’s entrance to watch a Drake show, because the area was at capacity. The Baby singer started arguing with security, and the argument escalated. A Coachella staff member then intervened and told him that she would escort him inside, but then security came and put Bieber in a choke hold. He was then escorted out of the festival.
The 21-year-old claimed to be cleaning up his act earlier this year but the Coachella incident again put him in the limelight. It is not known whether he will return to Coachella the coming weekend. The I Really Like You lip-syncing video is Bieber’s way of showing support for Jepsen who is not only a fellow Canadian and good friend but also signed with Scooter Braun, Bieber’s manager.
By Anugya Chitransh
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