Justin Bieber spent much of Tuesday night and Wednesday building buzz about the planned release of a teaser clip of part of the new music video during "America's Got Talent" on Wednesday, but was dismayed when it was not shown:
"very frustrated. where was it? no joking here," he tweeted to his more than 25 million followers after the show ended Wednesday, then followed that post two minutes later up with one aimed at NBC: "@nbcagt not cool. what happened?"
The official NBC Twitter account for "America's Got Talent" has not responded to Bieber's inquiries, despite his position in the royalty of the Twitterverse.
But despite the silence by NBC and the "AGT" crew, Bieber's tweets, like all of his posts, immediately garnered thousands of favorites and retweets from Beliebers, who also took to Twitter to express their anger over being snubbed by "AGT," which many of them likely only watched in order to view the clip of Justin Bieber's new music video.
For instance, @BieberMarriedMe, a huge Bieber fan, tweeted the following Wednesday night: "@justinbieber @nbcagt DAMN.They used us. :'( im so sad. i was like so fricken happy and then nothing happened. :( im sooo sad."
And it appears that all the anger is being directed at NBC and "America's Got Talent," not Bieber, who says he was expecting the video to be played Wednesday night.
The buzz about the video clip began late Tuesday evening, when Justin Bieber first let people know via his mega-popular Twitter account, that part of the video was scheduled to be aired Wednesday night on NBC's "America's Got Talent."
Bieber then sent another tweet out to his more than 25.5 million Twitter followers around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, teasing his fans with the news that they would be able to see a sneak peak of the video if they tune into "America's Got Talent" later that night:
"anyone excited to see a clip from the #AsLongAsYouLoveMeVideo (trend this) tonight on America's Got Talent? yes...Michael Madsen is in it," the Biebs wrote.
Beliebers around the world did the bidding of their idol, and soon enough the hashtag #AsLongAsYouLoveMeVideo was a huge trending topic on Twitter in a number of international locations.
And, no joke, Bieber went ahead and retweeted AGT's retweet. That's a lot of people receiving the same tweet about one part of one new music video by one young, ultra-popular singer.
But it was all for naught, as NBC failed to air the "As Long As You Love Me" video clip. It's a sad day for the Biebs and his Beliebers.