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We spoke to the person who filmed Justin Bieber 'busking' outside Buckingham Palace


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Justin Bieber was spotted singing outside Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening while his fiancé, model and TV personality Hailey Baldwin, watched.

The international pop star positioned himself by The Queen Victoria Memorial, which stands in front of Buckingham Palace, and could have easily been mistaken for a London busker. 

Tourist and German student, Karlin Michael, was sightseeing the area when he saw the Grammy award winner casually leaning against the well-known fountain with his guitar in hand. 

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Speaking to The National Student, he said: “It was really calm, there were no fans, no screaming or anything,

“No one really recognised him, I guess because of his hoodie,” he added. Justin had the hood of his quirky tie-dye sweatshirt up. He also had his guitar case laid out open in front of him, just like any busker would, allowing him to go slightly unnoticed. 

Karlin and his cousin, who had not planned on visiting Buckingham Palace, were both drawn to the fountain after noticing a somewhat unusal and unfamiliar scene.

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“There were his bodyguards and his van, so I noticed that there was a VIP, but then I recognised his voice,” Karlin told TNS.

Bieber performed a short acoustic set, which included a cover of his 2016 collaboration with Major Lazer and MØ, "Cold Water," and Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car". Karlin said that Bieber even took song requests.

Justin announced prior to performing that the songs were for the “love of his life,” dedicating them to Hailey. The couple have been in London since Monday, coming for Hailey’s Adidas fashion show.

Upon watching footage of this week's event, some fans may experience Deja vu as Bieber performed his hit “Baby” in the exact same spot eight years ago.

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