Justin Bieber and Kanye West possibly to record together: Good idea?

kanye-bieberImage Credit: Kevin Knight/Retna Ltd; Scott Legato/FilmMagicJustin Bieber. Kanye West. Raekwon the Chef. Those might not be three names you ever expected to read in the same sentence. Thanks to Twitter, they seem to be well on their way to forming one of the strangest supergroups in recent memory.

MTV News has a good run-down of how the teen-pop whiz, the cutting-edge rap genius, and the rugged Wu-Tang Clan vet linked up. It all started when Kanye voiced his appreciation for Bieber’s “Runaway Love” on Twitter this past Sunday. Mr. Biebs was duly psyched about this shout-out, and said as much. “So bugged out me and @JustinBieber are tweeting at the same time,” West then reflected. “Social networking is pretty awesome.” West followed this thought with a boldly random suggestion: “Maybe we can do something together. Me, You and Raekwon.” Bieber’s reply: “me, u, and the chef 2gether on a song = EPIC. haha.”

Celeb lovefests on Twitter are a dime a dozen, but Raekwon told XXL last night that a real plan for the trio to record together was already in motion. “It’s definitely gonna happen,” promised Rae. “Yeezy called me and we gon’ make it pop.” Mere minutes ago, Raekwon elaborated on his own Twitter account: “On my way to the airport to nyc to get up wit my legendary @kanyewest! Yall asked for it now we’re gonna deliver!”

We’ll update you as soon as any more solid info emerges. ‘Til then, is this a collaboration you’d like to hear? Are there any people out there who consider themselves fans of both Justin Bieber and Raekwon?

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  • wakeforce

    Another thing you can count on. Kanye West and Taylor Swift will present an award together on the MTV VMAs. Mark My Words!

    • ugh

      i agree. sportsmanship is important.

      thanks, music!

  • sparkle the gym bag

    somebody drop a house on kayne stat!

    • Edward


      • Troll Doll

        So his brain will get damaged and he’ll just keep re-releasing the same song over and over like Taylor Swift the “artist” “gym bag” is such a fan of

  • Jay

    Is this jeopardy…?

    I know, I know!: Who are 3 people I dont care about and will never listen to?

    What do I win?

    • a snarky comment from me. and here’s your prize:

      if you don’t care, why the hell are you commenting, stupid?

      • Jay

        cuz I’m bored @ work… duh

  • JohnnyKageWins

    I call BS on this. Took my daughter to the Justin Beiber concert in Charlotte NC last week; there were only tween-teen white girls and middle-aged moms there. NOWHERE NEAR the demographic for a team-up with Kanye or Raekwon. What are they going to do? Kick the kids out of the kitchen at 9pm so the killer chef can cook?

    Its bad enough I had to listen to the whole song Ludacris is on to pre-screen it for content(luckily he has the common sense to tone it down for the audience); but now I gotta screen the next album cause Kanye and Raekwon are on it? Please let this just be producing credits.

    • ugh

      true, but you could say the same thing about Ludacris…and look how that turned out

  • Adam

    Justin Bieber and Kanye West possibly to move to a deserted island together and never come back: better idea!

  • Jay

    NO Kanye! I don’t want to see wack Justin Boober on the album! and he better not be singing Jackson 5 lyrics…Justin on a track with Raekwon?! LOL

  • TorontoTom

    They’re lovers, aren’t they?!?

  • Tom Saywer

    Please don’t use the words “genius” and “Kanye West” in the same paragraph.

  • olyvia

    hi justin bieber

  • saint of E. 69th st

    which one is the girl?

  • Reena

    really Raekwon WOW! This news does not settle well with me.

  • princess b

    Kabye SUCKS!!! Justin Is AWESOME!!!

    • uglynikki

      when is school starting back Princess?

  • u

    Wow, collaborating with Justin Bieber? Kanye just keeps giving people more good reasons to hate him, doesn’t he?

  • sally

    Wow, never thought I’d see the day Kanye West got so desperate he’d team up with Bieber. He must really be afraid of his selling abilities after the whole Taylor VMA thing that he’s going after the whole Bieber fanbase. Pathetic!

    • uglynikki

      really? This is really Common.

    • gates

      Bieber is a huge deal now. for Kanye to pursue a collaboration with him is the complete opposite of desperation. that’s a really good career move at this point. Bieber is such a phenomenon with tweens and teenagers it could only help a person to team up with them. is that not obvious?…

      • gates

        *up with him

  • g

    Calling Knaye west a “rap genius” is perhaps strong language, but i for one would be willing to accept the title “reasonably talented rapper, with real production skills who, as a result of these two things, has made a few very good songs” This could in fact be very benificial to Mr. Bieber, but this depends on how much say Kanye would have in the matter. Raekwon could, in fact, be a good move, it may just be too soon. Eventually Bieber is going to have to tarnish his squeaky clean person, and who better to aid him in this than a excellent old guard rapper.
    As for Bieber himself… well, i admit, I’s confusded.

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