Naturally, the best part about Justin Bieber’s debut VMA performance Sunday was the teen star himself. The hugely popular 16-year-old elicited squeals of delight the moment he set foot on the white carpet, where he and fellow Canadian Drake shared a moment of brotherly love (along with a few hints that the two superstars will be collaborating in the near future).
One of the biggest Bieber moments of the night (aside from his winning the coveted Best New Artist Moonman) was his killer live performance outside the Nokia Theatre . Introduced by Kim Kardashian and joined by the night’s host Chelsea Handler — who stood among the screaming masses with a sign that read “Chelsea Loves Bieber” — his “Hard Days Night” -themed performance included “U Smile,” “Baby” and “Somebody to Love.”
When we caught up with one of the key elements in that performance — pint-size backup dancer Miles Brown — we asked him how he thought Bieber did. “Aw, man, that’s my bro right there,” Brown told MTV News at Sunday’s show. “He’s always doing good.”
The talented youngster then tried to teach our own Jim Cantiello one of his patented Bieber moves, which included a lean to the side and a step back into place. We think we’ll be seeing this kid again really soon.
His fans agreed that the performance was well worth it. “I thought it was cool,” fan Genevieve told MTV News from her spot atop a balcony overlooking the stage. “He’s a better performer than I thought.”
Reagan agreed, saying, “He really put together a great performance.”
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