The emotions! So many emotions! Justin Bieber performed at the MTV VMAs, and it says something about our collective attention span that it's being hailed as a "comeback." Did I miss the part where he went away? Anyway, he sang, he danced, he did some wire work and he broke down in tears. Wait, what?
Bieber treated the crowd to a choreography-filled two-song medley of "Where Are U Now," his summer hit with Diplo and Skrillex — or, as I like to call them, the D-bag Trifecta — followed by his latest, "What Do You Mean," an ode to, from what I can gather, finding women complicated and consent tough to decipher. At the end of it all, the lights went down and Bieber's attempt at a commencement address about life being a journey and finding your purpose rang out to cover as he was strapped into a harness for a few seconds of flying around above the crowd.