Jack Daniels alone and a karaoke version of Great Balls of Fire in a comic book bar – how Justin Bieber spent the night while celebrities party at the VMAs
Drinking Jack Daniels alone and a karaoke version of Great Balls of Fire in a comic book bar – how Justin Bieber spent the night while celebrities party at the VMAs
- Exclusive The video from DailyMail.com shows how Bieber went to a Studio City bar with only a security guard while New York’s VMA parties continued
- He drank Jack Daniels neatly before standing in front of the crowd to perform a karaoke version of Jerry Lee Lewis’s Great Balls of Fire
- On the East Coast, he could have partyed with Beyonce, Jay Z, Kim Kardashian, Kanye and Puff Daddy
While his colleagues lit the stage at the VMA Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York, Justin Bieber sang karaoke alone at a strip mall bar over 3,000 miles away in Los Angeles, DailyMail.com can reveal.
The 22-year-old pop star shocked drinkers in the Residuals Bar on Sunday night by knocking back whiskey and giving a surprise performance of the rock and roll classic Great Balls of Fire.
Bieber – who had been nominated for a string of VMAs – arrived alone with just one security guard at the tiny bar in Studio City around 10pm, before drinking enough proper Jack Daniels to muster the courage to sing to the rowdy crowd.
Great Balls of Fire: Drinkers at the Residuals tavern in Studio City, California were treated to a rendition of Bieber’s Jerry Lee Lewis classic
I wish you were here: this is the Studio City bar Justin Bieber used to go to while other celebrities partied in New York
Could Have Been Here: Across the US, arguably the most epic dinner party took place in Manhattan’s Little Itlay with (front row left to right) Swizz Beatz, Jay Z, Steve Stoute, Kanye West and Puff Daddy ; and (back row from left to right): Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Lauren Branche; Kim Kardashian and Cassie
This exclusive video shows Bieber challenging Jerry Lee Lewis’ favorite and mostly seems to have fun with the chorus.
A fellow patron revealed: ‘He entered the bar around 10pm with a guard who gave him plenty of space and waited at the door.
Justin knows the owner very well so came in and had a drink for free, he knocked Jack Daniels back nicely and seemed very relaxed.
After a few drinks he seemed to be in a really good mood and a few people were doing karaoke. The host said, “Justin is going to sing for us tonight”.
He could have seen: Britney Spears returned to the MTV VMA stage for the first time in ten years to perform her brand new single Make Me … on Sunday.
Another highlight: Beyoncé was the biggest performer of the night, but Bieber wasn’t there to see it
Going to the pulpit: Bieber also missed all of Madison Square Garden with bated breath as Kanye West took the stage
He didn’t talk much, but everyone loved to sing. His voice broke a few times and it wasn’t the best rendition I’ve heard on karaoke nights, but Justin absolutely enjoyed himself.
‘Nobody bothered him, everyone thought it was pretty cool. A few people took videos and then asked for photos, but he told them he’d rather talk to them than pose for a selfie.
He left after an hour and the air was busy. Justin loves the bar because it is really local to his new place.
“He came in last week and arranged a huge drink card for a group of grieving people after attending a funeral during the day.”
Bieber’s video for his song Sorry was nominated for Video of the Year and Best Pop Video at the VMAs, while his video for PURPOSE: The Movement was nominated for Best Long Form Video.