Justin Bieber attends the Grand Opening of West Coast Customs Burbank Headquarters on December 7, 2014 in Burbank, California.
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By Samantha Grossman
December 30, 2014

Justin Bieber has been pretty quiet lately — no new songs, no new brushes with the law, no new offensive comments related to the Holocaust, etc. This past weekend, though, the 20-year-old pop star made a public appearance in New York City to 1) show off his new platinum blonde locks and 2) show off his skateboarding skills.

Well, skills might be a strong word here. Let’s say “attempts.” His skateboarding attempts.

A crowd gathered to watch the Biebs attempt jumps and tricks on some NYC stairs — and things don’t go super well for him. Though to be fair, he’s simultaneously skateboarding and trying to keep his pants up, which is admittedly a very challenging thing to do.

A few times, he falters:

Then he just totally eats it:

Eventually, though, he lands a jump, because he knew everybody beliebed in him.

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