Justin Bieber strikes back.
The Canadian crooner, a popular target of gossip websites as of late, took full advantage of April Fool’s Day to exact some revenge on TMZ. On Monday (April 1), Bieber took to his official Twitter account to write, “As promised taking all fan phone calls TODAY at (888) 847 9869. Talk to u soon!”
But as those among his 36 million-plus followers who called soon learned, the voice on the other end wasn’t that of their idol, but instead someone manning the TMZ tip line. Bieber eventually deleted the tweet, but left it up long enough for the joke to make its way through the Internet.
It should be noted that, since the number is toll-free, TMZ will be stuck with the bill for all the fans that called in, which, judging by Bieber’s rabid fan base, will likely be quite pricy.
Your move, TMZ.