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Point, Justin Bieber.

With this singer often on the wrong side of the news these days – he’s spitting on neighbors, he’s getting banned from Vienna nightclubs – Bieber earned himself a few moments of levity yesterday by pulling a solid prank on TMZ.

“As promised taking all fan phone calls TODAY at (888) 847 9869,” Bieber Tweeted yesterday morning, leaving the phone number for TMZ on his account.

Justin & Hailey at the Met Gala

“Talk to u soon!”

 

From there, millions of Bieber’s followed called in to the celebrity gossip website’s tip line… which is toll-free and therefore likely cost the company a bit of coin.

The pop music superstar eventually deleted the Tweet, but not before the number hung around the Internet for long enough to cause some damage.

It was a rare fun moment for Justin Bieber, who hasn’t enjoyed very many of them since he took his tour aboard and/or since he split from Selena Gomez.

He may want to reconsider that move.