Rumours of Justin Bieber’s “leaked” sex tape proved to be just that.
Social media spiralled into a frenzy after The Daily Mail posted “steamy” photos of Bieber with girlfriend Sofia Richie at the Mexican resort city of Cabo San Lucas.
Paparazzi snapped the couple packing on the PDA to leave little in doubt about the two’s relationship status — and ignited rumours the “Love Yourself” singer had been caught in the act.
The images made Bieber, 22, subject of Twitter jokes as #justinssextapeleakedparty floated on trending charts around the world.
Soon enough, people started defending the pop star’s lack of privacy while others poked fun at the somewhat intimate photos.
A brief period of confusion after netizens quickly realised there was no tape.