A collaboration between Justin Bieber and the legendary Michael Jackson has found its way online, entitled ‘Slave 2 the Rhythm.’
The track – which was posted on Soundcloud over the weekend – was reportedly recorded by the King of Pop before his death in 2009, and was later remixed to add the Biebs’ vocals to the track, according to E! News.
The original MJ solo track was leaked shortly after the pop icon’s death, but this latest version comes with the addition of a heavier dance beat and of course, the Bieb’s alleged vocals – though neither Bieber nor Jackson’s camps have confirmed that this is a legitimate track.
That didn’t stop 19-year-old Justin from taking to Twitter to post a series of cryptic tweet giving props to the ‘Smooth Criminal’ crooner.
“Excited for what is to come. MJ set the bar. Not only for music but for being an entertainer and how u treat the fans. Wish he was here...” wrote Justin on August 16.
The Biebs later posted another tweet which read: “He set the bar,” accompanied by black and white photos of both he and Michael Jackson performing on stage.
Biebs then wrote: “MJ. The greatest of all time. #fact.”
According to MTV UK, it has also recently been reported that Bieber is interested in buying Jackson’s famous former home, the Neverland ranch in California, with the Biebs previously saying of the star: “I’ve been watching videos of his concert tours over and over, he’s my inspiration.”
— Lucy Slight
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