Justin Bieber posted a mysterious tweet on Friday morning (Sept. 11) that had Beliebers freaking out trying to decipher the two-word tease.
“ONE WEEK,” JB wrote, with no elaboration.
The enigma grew even deeper a short time later, when longtime manager Scooter Braun retweeted Justin, adding a pair of shifty eyeball emoji and the hashtag “#newerabegins???”
In less than two hours, the original tweet had nearly 82,000 likes and 15,000 retweets, with Bieber’s fans desperately going down a rabbit hole trying to figure out what was going on. “WTF IS HAPPENING IN ONE WEEK???” one wrote, with a number speculating, without any apparent proof, that the singer might be teeing up a collaboration with BTS; a spokesperson for Bieber had not returned a request for comment at press time.
Bieber has been busy during the COVID-19 lockdown, posting a cover of K-Ci and Jojo’s “All My Life,” taking on a hilarious starring role in DJ Khaled’s “Popstar” video as a pinch-hit for Drake, getting new ink on his neck and re-teaming with Jaden Smith on “Falling For You.” Last month, fans thought a dream collab was possibly in the works with Shawn Mendes when Braun posted rare videos of the duo joining Tori Kelly around a piano to riff, setting off wild speculation.
Bieber has stayed in the public eye during the lockdown thanks to his Biebers on Watch series with wife Hailey Bieber for Facebook Watch along with releasing more than two dozen videos to promote his Changes album.
What’s next? Well, we’ll have to wait until next week to find out.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) September 11, 2020
👀 #newerabegins??? https://t.co/jRfXAqga7T
— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) September 11, 2020