Rumors on the internet are a crazy thing to watch unfold, especially when the target is Justin Bieber fans. Sometime this Monday morning rumors started flying that YouTube was set to take down the 583-million-view monstrosity that is Justin Bieber’s music video for “Baby” over copyright claims allegedly coming from Micahel Jackson’s camp over the late pop star’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” video.
It’s led to not just one, but two trending topics on Twitter today, one of them roping in YouTube with a “Dear YouTube” plea to #dontdeletebaby. This all was fueled by the very real take down of another teen heartthrob’s video—Rebecca Black’s infamous “Friday”—which was trapped on Ark Music Factory’s channel despite Black owning the rights to the song and video. Incidentally, Black is releasing a “new single” next Monday. (Bangles cover?)
So Bieber fans, take a deep breath, jump down off your beds, and calm the hell down. Here it is again, just in case you need a fix: