As is turns out, the 19-year-old pop star was shooting the music video for his latest single "All That Matters" and seemingly needed to save his energy for those Bieberific dance moves.
The clip shows the Biebs struttin' his stuff by the historic China spot alongside his crew of brawny security guards.
While "All That Matters" marks the second release for Bieber's Music Mondays series, the video wasn't supposed to debut until a later date.
And no one was more upset than director Alfredo Flores, who shared his disappointment via Twitter on Tuesday.
I hate leaks. You work so hard on something and then people see it at 70% opposed to 100 like intended.— Alfredo Flores (@AlfredoFlores) October 15, 2013