By Megan French
No disguise necessary! Justin Bieber was playing Pokémon Go near NYC’s Central Park, and everyone was too wrapped up in the crazy-popular game to recognize him.
In an Instagram video posted by his manager and pal Scooter Braun in the early hours of Monday, July 18, the pop superstar was seen running in a huge swarm of people in an attempt to catch a rare Pokémon. Players can be heard yelling about the Gyarados as dozens of people run down city blocks and in between cars to capture the creature.
The gamers were too busy chasing Pokémon to look up from their phones and see one of the most popular musicians in the world playing alongside them.
“This is amazing,” Braun captioned the clip. “@justinbieber and [music video director and Bieber pal] @alfredoflores in nyc looking for Pokemon and no one looks at who is next to them,” he wrote, adding several tears of joy emojis.
Braun’s video was reminiscent of another Central Park stampede that occurred on Thursday, July 14, when players spotted a super-rare Vaporeon in one of the fields. In the viral clip, massive crowds rush towards the Pokémon’s location, and some players even jump out of vehicles to get in on the action.