Justin Bieber rocked Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, and then he just took off. Literally.
After performing two songs tonight, Bieber, attached to a harness, took to the enclosed skies of L.A.’s Microsoft Theater. The tears flowed afterward, and not just from the teenage girls in the audience and the tweens at home — the singer himself broke down after the pulley operators let him down.
First things first, though. Flanked by dancers all in white, Bieber was blacked-out head to toe during his VMAs performance, which took place following a commercial break mid-show. There was no introduction before his moment, but the pomp and circumstance didn’t take very long to surface.
Bieber kicked his mini-set off with “Where Are U Now?” and a high-energy dance routine, flanked by six male backup dancers. He quickly cut the tease and broke into his new single, “What Do You Mean?” — that was when the female steppers joined him and turned it up a notch or two.
After, a prerecorded voiceover by Bieber let him sneakily get in the harness for a little stunt flying. The performance ended with a seemingly gassed and emotional Bieber bawling on stage.
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— MTV (@MTV) August 31, 2015