Justin Bieber exhumes Michael Jackson on "Slave to the Rhythm"
There are readers out there who don't hesitate to lecture us in the comments every time we post something about Justin Bieber behaving like a flaming asswipe in public. Apparently he deserves immunity from being called on his bullshit and we should just let him piss wherever he wants with impunity because...well, who knows why.
Ahem. This item is not about Bieber expressing bodily fluids where he shouldn't, nor is it about him rubbing a fan's iPhone on his genitals or running over kittens with his baby-blue Ferrari, or whatever other youthful jackanapes the singer has engaged in this week. No, this item is actually about his music, so spare us the flak, okay?
The unreleased Michael Jackson song "Slave to the Rhythm" first surfaced in 2010, but a new version hit the Internet today, with a heavier dance beat and what sounds like new vocals by Bieber. Take a listen below ( and do it quick, before it gets pulled, like the first one I tried to embed did!):
There's no official word from the Bieber camp that the track actually features his voice, but a tweet from the singer today would appear to confirm it, albeit in a vague way:
See how generous I'm being about this? I haven't even mentioned how appallingly presumptuous it is to "collaborate" with a deceased artist, thus implying that the dead person—who of course has no say in the matter—has given the living one his stamp of approval.
Now, if you'll excuse me, Charles Dickens and I have a novel to finish. But I leave you with this, apropos of nothing apart from the fact that it's from whence MJ stole his song's title: