Justin Bieber jumps off a cliff in Hawaii and a battalion of cameras captured the moment.
Apparently, there isn’t anything the 19-year-old can do that isn’t recorded for posterity, or infamy, and jumping off rocky terrain in the Aloha State is one of them.
Justin recently wrapped a tumultuous Latin America leg of his Believe tour in Mexico City on Tuesday, and is thought to have flown straight to Hawaii after his concert.
Video footage from People magazine showed the teen heartthrob wearing long red swimming shorts while standing at the edge of a cliff on Wednesday (November 20).
His crew, which included pals and bodyguards, filmed the moment and took snaps.
They weren’t the only ones filming Bieber. Voice-overs of paparazzi are heard in the video narrating the jump process.
The “Beauty and A Beat” star took a few seconds to take the leap. At first, Justin looked down the cliff at the choppy sea below while absently rubbing his hands.
Justin subsequently posted a Viddy of the moment.
Turning around to look at his pals with a somewhat nervous expression on his face, Bieber took a moment to check out the camera-clicking crowd below.
Then, he jumped.
Hitting the water almost vertically, the Canadian’s jump was a marked improvement on his belly-flop at Hawaii’s Waimea Bay rock back in 2010.
Back to Wednesday, immediately after impact, Bieber began swimming back to shore.
Shortly after his jump, the singer took to Twitter posting a wry reply to People magazine’s headline before adding one of his own about the paparazzi audience.
Meanwhile, the singer took another kind of leap in his first in-depth interview with a media outlet in nine months, alongside his manager, Scooter Braun.
Addressing his many critics and detractors, Justin told The Hollywood Reporter, “I don’t give a f—.”
Elaborating, he added, “Not ‘I don’t give a f—‘ to just be reckless and do whatever, but ‘I don’t give a f—‘ what they say. I know who I am and what I’m doing in my life and what I’ve accomplished and continue to accomplish as a performer, as a writer, as an artist, as a person, as a human being.”
Over the course of the year, and particularly in the month, Bieber has hit headlines for a clutch of scandalous reasons.
These include being photographed coming out of brothel in Brazil, a charge of vandalism after he sprayed graffiti in Rio, accusations that he disrespected the flag of Argentina at his November 9 Buenos Aires concert when he swept the flags off stage with his feet and a mic stand — and more recently — a flap with the office of the Mexican President.
Despite these incidents, IQ notes mitigating reasons have been offered for each, Bieber told the trade magazine, “I’m happy with the man I’m becoming.”
The singer is set to play Auckland, New Zealand this weekend before hitting the Australasia leg of his behemoth.
Check out Bieber’s 2010 Hawaii cliff jump.