Despite being nominated for several awards, Justin Bieber missed Sunday's VMAs in New York, but he had a good excuse—he was singing karaoke at Residuals Tavern, a strip mall bar in L.A. He reportedly showed up with a security guard at around 10 p.m., had a few shots of Jack Daniels, and then thrilled (and probably confused) the patrons by singing Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire."

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The bar is apparently close to Bieber's new pad, and he knows the owner well (he even drinks for free!). He's been there before; last week he paid the tab of a group of mourners who had just come from a funeral. See, he's just a regular guy, trying to do regular things, while being impossibly rich and famous. None of this explains why he chose to miss MTV's annual awards show, but he's a grown man, he does what he wants.