Pop sensation Justin Bieber has become the latest music star to get on board with the hugely successful new mobile gaming app Pokemon Go.
Amazingly the ‘Sorry’ singer went completely unrecognised when searching for Pokemon on the streets of New York City in the early hours of Monday morning.
The new mobile app which has been sweeping the nation encourages uses to hunt for the fictional creatures while walking around using cell phone cameras to spot the mini beasts. The app is now available in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Japan and has obtained record downloads in an insanely short amount of time. It has been reported that the app is making around $1.6 million per day in the US alone.
Bieber’s friend Alfredo Flores posted a clip online of the singer searching for the Pokemon ‘Gyrados’ amongst a group of other Pokemon obsessed players. He captioned the clip: “When #Gyrados decides to pop up across the street from Central Park and all hell breaks loose!” and tagged Bieber in the video.
The pair were also joined by Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun who posted his own clip of the events online and shared his disbelief as to the lack of recognition for the young pop star. Braun commented: “@justinbieber and @alfredoflores in nyc looking for Pokemon and no one looks at who is next to them.”
Bieber is currently in New York to finish the North American leg of his new album tour. The singer played two sold out concerts at Madison Square Garden on July 18th and 19th.
Along with the 22 year old Canadian, a number of other pop stars have shared online clips of themselves playing the game including: John Mayer, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas. Mayer even posted a picture online of an in game purchase he made, spending $99.99 on 14,500 PokeCoins.