The music video for the new Justin Bieber single “What Do You Mean?” dropped on Sunday.
The video was released the same night that Bieber performed the song live for the first time at the MTV Video Music Awards and was the culmination of a 30 day countdown Bieber led on social media that featured celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Kevin Hart and Mariah Carey.
In the video, Bieber and model Xenia Deli engage in a torrid liaison at a cheap motel. Suddenly, they are kidnapped by men in masks, tied up and taken to a warehouse where Bieber is able to burn through the ropes with a lighter. He and Deli then make a leap to freedom from high atop the building into blackness below.
They land on two massive air bags at some sort of underground skateboard party. The lead kidnapper, played by John Leguizamo, whom Bieber is seen paying off in the beginning of the video, approaches and reveals it was all a set up. Everyone gets a good laugh out of this.