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In what's most likely an audition for Disney's Brink! 2: Whoa, I'm in New York, I Guess?, Justin Bieber skated for fans in midtown Manhattan. (He didn't get the part.) The singer was in the area for an appearance on Jimmy Fallon, supposedly. But in his heart, he was there to skate.
"Skate" is used lightly here, since mostly Bieber just did flippy-turny things that probably have a name in the skatelandia, but he never actually pulled any of them off. Even to a skate layman, this doesn't bode well for looking Cool and Skilled in front of so, so many cameras. It's very possible that we're being too harsh on him here. He is, after all, only 12 years old and a confirmed stage cryer.
(4) Another fan taken video of Justin Bieber skateboarding in New York City today. (September 2) pic.twitter.com/1uCa3PTRiE— JustinBieberCrew.com (@JBCrewdotcom) September 2, 2015
(2) Another fan taken photos of Justin Bieber skateboarding in New York City today. (September 2) pic.twitter.com/cl5SFZLTj1— JustinBieberCrew.com (@JBCrewdotcom) September 2, 2015
Rooting four you, Justin! Otherwise it's too sad!
(4) Another fan taken photos of Justin Bieber skateboarding in New York City today. (September 2) pic.twitter.com/sebit8mnMb— JustinBieberCrew.com (@JBCrewdotcom) September 2, 2015
You'll get 'em next tim, pal. Do note, however, that despite Justin's woeful lack of skill, he's impeccably dressed for this outing. See the giant, overflowing briefs, courtesy of Calvin Klein, a brand he represents. See the shirt worn as half a shirt, an ideal form of shirt-wearing should one wish to appear so focused on the skating that one couldn't be bothered to fully dress. This is the kind of commitment that great skate demands; this is the kind of dedication that will one day allow him to land one of those kickflip things skaters are always going on and on about.