You Tube Apologizes to Justin Bieber Over 'Pray' Video
Last week, Justin Bieber tried to share his video for 'Pray' with his fans, but when he posted his own video on YouTube, the site took his content down. Now YouTube is apologizing for what happened, sort of.
On the day of Justin's 'My Worlds Acoustic' release, the 16-year-old singer decided to share the video for the only new song on his unplugged album. "Here it is," Justin tweeted. "We can all make a difference....the OFFICIAL VIDEO for #PRAY www.youtube.com/justinbieber."
But just after he posted his music video, YouTube removed it from his channel because it violated their copyright policy. "Yo youtube...how u gonna block my own song?!?!?! #FAIL." JB wrote, before coming up with an alternate plan.
"That was such an #EPICFAIL. But I'm gonna beat the system. www.facebook.com/justinbieber here we come!!" He later added, "Dear youtube...we started this journey and now u r cheatin on me with this vevo chica...i see how it is...i will be over here with facebook."
Justin posted the video on his Facebook page instead, but on Monday, YouTube used Twitter to send the Canadian singer an apology. "@justinbieber sorry about the upload pain around 'Pray,'" execs for the site wrote. "That's between you and your label but we love you [both] so let's figure this out!"
Justin's label is part of Universal Music Group, which is a part-owner of Vevo. Because the music video is considered to be property of the label, even Justin doesn't have rights to post a non-Vevo version of it on his YouTube page.
Sounds crazy, but it's true. Good news, though, Beliebers. Vevo has just posted the full video on their site, and you can watch it in its entirety below. What do you think of 'Pray'?