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Justin Bieber flexes his lyrical skills in Maejor Ali's 'Lolly' -- VIDEO

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Justin Bieber proves that singing, dancing, and mustache-harvesting are not his only talents in singer Maejor Ali’s video for Lolly, where he taps into his rapping alter-ego Shawty Mane.

Teaming up with rapper Juicy J, Bieber appears shirtless, flexing his chain, and delivering verses about a few things that would obviously surface in the mind of a young superstar: models, Pellegrinos and Netflix.

You think Biebs has what it takes to stand next to the lyrical greats? Check out the video below: READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber freaks out already on-edge Batman fans with Instagram photo

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Justin Bieber is many things: a pretty good singer, an accomplished drummer, target practice for the CSI crew, and a top-shelf Internet troll.

On Friday night, the 19-year-old Canadian star posted a photo to his Instagram account that featured a copy of a script labeled Batman Vs. Superman, complete with a “BIEBER” watermark across it and a caption that read, “#robin ??” Not surprisingly, the photo quickly made the rounds. Some fans of Batman, who already claim to have been traumatized by the casting of Ben Affleck as the next Bruce Wayne, quickly went nuts, loudly declaring that “Batman would be ruined forever” should Bieber find his way into the next film, which will also feature Henry Cavill reprising his role as Superman. READ FULL STORY

Miley Cyrus and the rise of #YOLO pop

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One week ago, Miley Cyrus left the nation reeling after her performance of “We Can’t Stop” and “Blurred Lines” at the Video Music Awards. Parents watched in horror as the girl they remembered as Hannah Montana twerked in a teddy-bear leotard, gyrated on Robin Thicke‘s crotch in nothing more than a creamsicle bikini, and rubbed her nether-regions with a phallic foam finger. The whole display was provocative, pointless, and, for most viewers, shocking.

But in all actuality, Cyrus’ deliberately vexing presentation wasn’t shocking at all. “We Can’t Stop” is a natural extension of the “Can’t Be Tamed” philosophy that Cyrus has been peddling since 2010. And by the same token, the song — in its irreverent disregard of all people in the name of a good time — is the crystallization of pop music’s ideals over the past year. In the wake of fun.‘s “We Are Young,” pop has quickly become a medium that worships its own youth unabashedly. Granted, pop music has always heralded youth (tellingly, Justin Timberlake, 32, was given a legacy prize at this year’s VMAs) — but it’s never been so self-aware about it.

“It’s not just about being like, ‘We don’t care what people say,’” Cyrus said of “We Can’t Stop” during a Billboard cover shoot in June. “It’s about living for right now.” In the same interview Cyrus said the single’s edgy video was meant to resonate with young people: “I know that we all live for those nights right now. We’re all young,” she said. “I want to talk to my fans about that.” That may sound like a shallow conversation, but currently, it’s the chosen topic in much of 2013′s pop music. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson song 'Slave to the Rhythm' leaks online -- LISTEN

When Michael Jackson died in June 2009, Justin Bieber was a 15-year-old Canadian unknown who hadn’t yet released his breakout EP, November 2009′s My World. But on Friday, “Slave to the Rhythm,” an apparent duet between the two musical superstars, hit the Web, leading many to wonder where the song could have come from.

Bieber’s Twitter didn’t provide much in the way of answers, but he did tease that something big was on the way that may or not involve the King of Pop. “Excited for what is to come,” he wrote Friday. “MJ set the bar. Not only for music but for being an entertainer and how u treat the fans. Wish he was here…”

As it turns out, the song — sans Bieber — originally leaked following Jackson’s death. This new version appears to be either a remix from Bieber’s camp or a fan-made response to Bieber’s Twitter tease. Check it out for yourself below:
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Justin Bieber's 'Baby' is officially the best-selling digital song ever

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More good news for the Biebs today. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced today via Twitter that his third-ever single, “Baby,” has received Diamond certification.

Originally released March 23, 2010, the song is the Gold and Platinum Program’s foremost digital single ever. Bieber, who is currently on tour, tweeted the following in response:

The Digital Single Award is a new certification as of May 2013. It includes sales as well as online streams. Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun took to Instagram to show off the physical award that comes with the lofty distinction:
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Justin Bieber apologizes to Bill Clinton

Justin Bieber has apologized by phone to Bill Clinton for cursing the former president and spraying his photo with cleaning fluid in a New York City restaurant kitchen earlier this year.

Clinton’s office said Thursday the pop star called and “he apologized and offered to help the Clinton Foundation.” Clinton’s office declined to provide any other details.

A video released Wednesday by TMZ.com shows the 19-year-old Bieber urinating in a mop bucket as he and others race through the restaurant kitchen. Before exiting, Bieber sprays the Clinton photo and drops the f-bomb in reference to the former president.
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Rihanna bests Justin Bieber in number of YouTube views

It looks like we weren’t the only ones watching the “Stay” music video on repeat. For a (probably brief) period of time Rihanna’s VEVO channel officially has more combined views than Justin Bieber’s, making her the most-viewed artist on YouTube. Rihanna now has 3.784 billion views for her 77 video channel, beating Bieber’s 3.783 billion (with 79 videos). She also has 8.8 million subscribers to Bieber’s 5.0 million. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber being investigated for reckless driving, apparently also had altercation with former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson

Justin Bieber’s year continues to get weirder—and potentially more unpleasant.

Fresh off getting called out by the guy who sings “You Give Love a Bad Name,” Bieber was involved in yet another incident involving a motor vehicle on Sunday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, police were called to Bieber’s home in Calabasas, California, after several people complained that he was driving his Ferrari at reckless speeds through the gated community in which he resides.

Incidentally, one of those residents perturbed by Bieber’s alleged heavy foot was former NFL wide receiver and current TV personality Keyshawn Johnson, who reportedly followed Bieber home and confronted him.

Police attempted to speak to Bieber, but he declined. According to the LA County Sheriff’s office, the investigation is ongoing and Bieber could be charged with reckless driving. However, according to multiple reports, the person behind the wheel of the Ferrari was not in fact Bieber—it was actually his pal Tyler, the Creator.

This wouldn’t be the first time a hip-hop star got Justin into car-related trouble. Back in March, rapper Lil Twist borrowed Bieber’s Fisker Karma and smashed it into a handful of poles in a parking lot.

Bieber is currently on a break between tour legs—he wrapped up his international dates two weeks ago and will head back out on the road for his North American run on June 22. He remains one monkey down.

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Bon Jovi shames Justin Bieber for showing up late to concert, sort of calls him an a-hole
Justin Bieber gets booed, demands to be taken seriously. Should he?
Justin Bieber owes German animal shelter for his abandoned monkey

Bon Jovi shames Justin Bieber for showing up late to concert, sort of calls him an a-hole

First the German Monkey-Business Bureau*. Then the Billboard Music Awards audience. Now Jon Bon Jovi? Justin Bieber just can’t catch a break!

The 19-year-old pop singer apparently showed up late to a concert at London’s O2 Arena back on March 4, and the 51-year-old Bon Jovi leader does not approve.

“Every generation has guys that do that, none of that is new,” JBJ said to the London Evening Standard while on tour in Europe. “They run the risk of disrespecting their audience members who have worked hard to pay for their ticket, to give you the permission to take two or three hours of their lives — or in that kid’s case, 80 minutes of their lives.”

Bieber, it should be noted, claimed he was only 40 minutes late to the stage, cited “technical issues” for the delay, and even offered an apology. (This was around the same time of his very public, somewhat physical scuffle with the paparazzi, by the way.)

Still, Bon Jovi remains unmoved. “Do it once, you can be forgiven,” he said. “Do it enough times and shame on you. They won’t be back. Then it just becomes a cliché. It’s really not cool: you’re an a–hole. Go to f–in’ work!”

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Justin Bieber gets booed, demands to be taken seriously. Should he?

Is there anything more strange (or more exciting) at an awards show than a powerful heckle?

Statuette ceremonies are habitually such self-congratulatory group hugs that there’s rarely any room for dissent, so when the boos come out, it tends to stop the Internet in its tracks.

Last night’s Billboard Music Awards incident surely wasn’t the first time Justin Bieber has been booed, but even though he was wearing dark shades, it was clear he was shaken by the reaction. He pointed out to the crowd that he was still only 19 years old (even if it feels like we’ve had him in our lives for no less than four decades now), and that his level of success justified his victory.

But then he took a stand, letting loose with this instantly-infamous statement: “I really just want to say, it really should be about the music. It should be about the craft that I’m making. This is not a gimmick, I’m not — I’m an artist, and I should be taken seriously. And all this other bull should not be spoken of.”

Let’s make one thing clear: Justin Bieber would like you to talk about him because you like songs from Believe and not because he has monkey problems,  a blog-catnip on-again/off-again relationship with another pop star, and sometimes attacks photographers on the street. He wants to be known as an “artist,” whatever that means. He is not tabloid fodder nor a meme victim. He should be taken seriously.

And he’s right: Justin Bieber should be taken seriously. READ FULL STORY

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