Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian Flirt On The Beach For Elle

The pop star and socialite channel 'The Graduate' for September issue.

When Justin Bieber referred to Kim Kardashian as his “girlfriend” in a tweet earlier this year, it was all in innocent fun. But his legion of Beliebers didn’t find it so amusing and retaliated by swarming the reality star with death threats. Now the pair are taking their newfound friendship in front of the camera lens for a sunny, summer spread in the September issue of Elle.

“Remember those paparazzi pics of me and Justin Bieber in the Bahamas!? Well, I can now reveal that we were shooting for Elle magazine!” Kardashian wrote in her blog on Tuesday (August 10). “I just received the pics from the shoot and I absolutely LOVE how they turned out! The theme of the shoot was ‘The Graduate,’ for obvious reasons, LOL.

“Justin and I had such a fun time together at the shoot,” she continued.

In the spread, which was shot by Kevin Keiser, the two bask in the sun on the tranquil shores of the Bahamas. In one shot, Bieber is seen photographing the 29-year-old socialite, who’s decked out in sunglasses and black lingerie. Another photo shows a seductive Kardashian peering behind her as she exercises in a short dress and heels while the teen’s music video plays on a flat screen. The pair are also shown running on the beach, hand-in-hand and soaking wet in their clothing after taking a dip in the ocean.

In a behind-the-scenes video on Elle.com, Kardashian recalls how the two met and the chaos that erupted after their fake flirtation. The video transitions into a montage of footage from the shoot as “Baby” plays in the background. “I don’t get how people would think that’s, like, serious. Sorry Biebs,” Kim says, and the video abruptly ends.

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