Pop sensation Justin Bieber prepared for his performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night by thrilling fans with an unannounced free show in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon.
The Biebs took to an outdoor stage near the Nokia Theater, where the VMAs were be held, for a surprise show. Tourists and lunchers were stunned when they realized they were watching the star, but fans largely stayed away.
The gig was organized by the MTV bosses behind the VMAs, who opted to keep the gig a surprise, so Bieber, who has recently been battling illness, could rehearse without attracting an out-of-control crowd.
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