Justin Bieber posted a set of adorable Instagrams videos of his kid brother Jaxon on Monday as a storm of speculation following the singer's "Robin" Instagram finally resolves.
The 19-year-old set off widespread hysteria as DC fan boys still smarting over the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman opposite Henry Cavill's Superman, were confronted by a photo of the teen star apparently in possession of a copy of the script for the 2015 Batman Vs. Superman movie.
As many outlets including IQ pointed out, the likelihood of the script's authenticity or Justin reading for the role of "Robin??" was slim to none, especially as the star tweeted about "Funny or Die" the same day the Instagram went up.
"Off to do something funny or...die (sic)," Bieber tweeted on Friday before he was spotted at the online comedy outlet's Hollywood studios later that day.
Considering the Warner Bros. telephone contact and other details on the script were incorrect. The Wrap's report is a formality. But here's the salient quote:
"A person with knowledge of the real script assured TheWrap that the photo Bieber Instagrammed over the weekend is not authentic, and is most likely part of an upcoming Funny or Die sketch," a source told The Wrap.
So, it seems the Internet was pranked.
And then some.
Meanwhile, Bieber is thought to have returned to Los Angeles after a stint as a hype man alongside the rapper Lil Wayne for Floyd Mayweather's super welterweight title victory over Saul Canelo Alvarez at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
The "Baby" star took his three-year-old brother to Vegas with him following a brief home visit to Canada to support their father Jeremy through knee surgery. Jaxon is Jeremy's son from his marriage to Erin Wagner. The couple also have a five year old daughter, Jazmyn.
Jeremy, 38, split from Justin's mother Pattie Mallette within the first year of their son's birth.
While in Vegas, Justin was spotted affectionately nuzzling Jaxon as he carried his brother to the VIP area at the MGM Grand.
The most recent Instagram videos posted by the heartthrob show scenes of the pair playing.
Bieber captioned the first upload, "Me and jaxon swimming today."
In the clip, the two are seen in a mini-swimming pool and it looks as if the teen star is attempting to teach his sibling to swim.
At one point, Jaxon says, "Not yet." A phrase his older brother repeats before instructing, "Lets go" as the child paddles toward him.
Next up: "Jaxon drinking through chicken," which is exactly what happens.
The blonde tot is seen drinking an unidentified liquid in a McDonalds container through a straw.
So far, so normal. Except the straw also pierces a chicken nugget before it reaches the liquid.
When asked why he was doing this, Jaxon replies, "Because I want to poopy!"
The third Instagram shows the brothers outside in some unknown location.
Although Bieber isn't seen in this clip, he is heard asking the stick wielding youngster, "What are you [we] trying to find?"
A shirtless Jaxon answers, "Treasure.... [and then I'm going to] put in a treasure box."
The boy then performs a dance while wearing a determined expression on his face. Watching his antics Justin laughs, perhaps from a combination of the two.
The boys' adventures continued in the next video.
Simply titled, "It's water," it shows the Jaxon pointing out a line of running water while describing what he sees.
Bieber's final clip of his brother showed the still shirtless child in a kitchen asking about sticks and treasure, before the singer's childhood pal Ryan Butler tells Jaxon, "That's what I want too."
Bieber is still on a break from his Believe tour which resumes in Singapore on September 23 before the final leg of the mammoth trek.
After a tumultuous few months of on and off tour exploits amid speculation about his personal life which has currently zeroed in on his reportedly former flame Jacque Rae Pyles, Justin appears to be focusing on collaborative output before the release of new, solo music in October and debut of his movie-docu Believe.
Speaking to Top of The Pops magazine, the pop star admitted he had the same "insecurities" as any other teenager, explaining:
"Like every 19 year old, I'm figuring out who I am and who I want to be. I get self-conscious and insecure just like everyone else, but as long as you can believe in yourself, you can overcome it."
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