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Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean wrote a rejected Justin Bieber song

Odd Future figurehead Tyler, the Creator has a new album out today called Wolf, but he’s more interested in talking about a missed opportunity from last year.

In a conversation with Billboard, Tyler noted that he and Odd Future cohort (and Grammy winner) Frank Ocean collaborated on a song for Justin Bieber’s 2012 album Believe, but the track was ultimately rejected.

“I’ve got so many beats and songs, but no one’s giving me a chance yet,” he said. “I want to take Justin Bieber for a month and just lock him up in a cage where we sit and make music. He’s one of the most successful people in the world, but his music could be so much tighter.”

Even without the Odd Future contributions, Believe still had top-shelf writing and production from luminaries like Hit-Boy, Diplo, Drake, Rodney Jerkins, and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. Tyler’s quest to make his impact on the teen pop world may come later this year, as he worked on the forthcoming Miley Cyrus album on music produced by Pharrell Williams.

What would the Bieber/Odd Future collaboration have sounded like? In an ideal world, the Canadian Sensation would have recorded a spiritual sequel to Ocean’s “Crack Rock.”

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Green Day live: 21 thoughts from the scene of their long-awaited return to the road

On Thursday night, Green Day made their long-awaited official return to the road at the Allstate Arena in suburban Chicago. I was there both as a professional (you can read my full critical take on the show in next week’s issue of EW), and as a longtime admirer of the group whose fandom has waxed and waned over the course of their career. Below is a series of musings about the scene that was.

1. Green Day performed a handful of club dates leading up to their South By Southwest showcase, but this was the first show of the proper arena tour (dubbed the 99 Revolutions Tour, after the track on ¡Tre!) the band was supposed to start a few months ago. Though frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has been in rehab for the last few months, there were no references made by the band that they had ever been away. It was business as usual, without any nods to the news.

2. Just because the band ignored it didn’t mean the crowd did as well. There were a handful of signs held up by fans on the GA floor expressing their support of Armstrong through his recovery. One read: “You are always here for us, now we’re here for you.” There was also a guy who brought a cardboard cutout of Justin Bieber, a reference to Armstrong’s infamous on-stage rant in Las Vegas last fall—the incident that led directly to his rehab stint. (Too soon, dude!)

3. Even if the show wasn’t strictly sold out, the band will most certainly make up the difference in merch: The lines for T-shirts (and hoodies and hats and copies of Kerplunk on vinyl) were huge, which meant that the bulk of the crowd missed opening act Best Coast in favor of snagging gear. READ FULL STORY

Authorities: Neighbor claims battery by Justin Bieber

Deputies were investigating claims made Tuesday by a neighbor that Justin Bieber attacked and threatened him during an argument in suburban Los Angeles, authorities said.

No one was arrested and few details were immediately available.

A representative of Bieber, Melissa Victor, did not immediately return a request for comment. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber fires back on Instagram -- he's tired of the 'countless lies,' LOLs all over the place

Here are the three most important things we learned from Justin Bieber’s since-deleted Instagram manifesto this morning, published in response to his recent whirlwind of negative attention:

Justin Bieber is sick and tired of the “countless lies in the press right now.”

Justin Bieber is not going to rehab.

Justin Bieber is “laughing out loud.”

The singer deleted the post hours after uploading it, but not before getting his message across: We, the lying press, have been too hard on Bieber, with the lying and the lies. We have also been telling his family that he is going to rehab. (For which we should actually feel pretty terrible.) “If Anyone believes i need rehab thats their own stupidity lol,” he wrote.

But Bieber is a forgiving pop deity: “I’m writing this with a smile on my face and love in my heart. Letting u know first hand how I feel rather than have these story linger. I’m a good person with a big heart. And don’t think I deserve all of this negative press I’ve worked my ass off to get where I am and my hard work doesn’t stop here.”

The statement feels rushed and refreshing in equal measure, especially after multiple reports about paparazzo near-misses and trips to the hospital and Worst Birthdays Ever.

Now we can all just ignore that last part where he implies that Lindsay Lohan is poorer than he is and/or prepare for her response via Vine. Stay tuned.

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Justin Bieber cancels Portugal show due to 'unforeseen circumstances'

Justin Bieber should probably get back to the friendly confines of Los Angeles (or maybe Toronto) as soon as possible, as his spin through Europe has been full of speed bumps.

In his latest stumble, Bieber had to cancel the second of two shows in Portugal that was supposed to happen on Tuesday, March 12. The reason given? “Unforeseen circumstances.” (Tonight’s show will still go on as scheduled.) Since the announcement was made by the promoter, it’s safe to assume the show will not be happening due to low ticket sales or some sort of staging or logistical issue, rather than any sort of personal issue. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber gets in scuffle with press photographer, makes it out alive

We already knew that Justin Bieber isn’t having the best of times in London, and it seems like his trip is only getting more sour.

Bieber, newly released from hospitalization after having fainted at his O2 concert last night, quickly found his way into a scuffle with the press. While entering an SUV with his entourage, the singer snapped and flipped out at an unruly photographer who claimed he was “assaulted.” (Most on-the-scene reports say Bieber may have been pushed or brushed against the man on the way into his car.) Things ended up getting so out of hand, Bieber had to be restrained by his bodyguards.

“What the f— you say?” he screamed at the paparazzo before lunging at him in as threatening a manner Bieber can muster. “I’ll beat the f— out of you!”

TMZ has footage of the incident, which captures the photographer exacerbating the situation by hurling insults like “f— off back to America” and “f—ing moron” at the red-clad Bieber. The clip is a bit messy, but it’s definitely worth a watch.

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Justin Bieber plans to get back on stage one night after being hospitalized

Justin Bieber says he is “getting better,” after fainting backstage at a concert in London, and the venue says Friday’s show is scheduled to go ahead as planned.

A spokesman for the O2 Arena said the 19-year-old pop star was treated backstage during Thursday’s concert after becoming short of breath, but recovered and finished his set.

“As far as we are concerned everything is on, on, on” for Friday’s show, Jeremy King said.

“He was treated by our team of medics and after further examination they didn’t find anything more serious or worrying.”

A spokeswoman for Bieber said he was recovering after Thursday’s incident, which saw him given oxygen before returning to the stage. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber apologizes after London crowd waits almost 2 hours for concert

Justin Bieber apologized Tuesday to his young fans — and their outraged, overtired parents — after they accused him of taking the stage almost two hours late for a concert in London.

The singer insisted he had only been 40 minutes late, and blamed “technical issues.”

But, he added in a tweet to his 35 million followers: “There is no excuse for that and I apologize for anyone we upset. However it was great show and I’m proud of that.”

Concertgoers said the teenage star appeared onstage at the 02 Arena on Monday at 10:30 p.m., when the start time had been listed as 8:30. Many in the audience, who had been waiting for hours, faced the choice between leaving early or missing the last trains home.

“There were teenage girls crying outside,” said financial analyst Louise Cooper, who had taken her 9-year-old daughter to the gig as a birthday present. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber has 'worst birthday' in London

Yesterday, Justin Bieber edged one year closer to his twenties, beginning his 19th birthday well enough by cruising London shirtless. But something went wrong along the way. Last night, Bieber sent a tweet reading simply, “Worst birthday”. According to some social-media watchers, the message is now the third-most retweeted update in Twitter history.

So what happened? According to reports, Bieber was ejected from the London club Cirque du Soir because some members of his entourage were below 18, the legal drinking age in England. Us Weekly reports that 14-year-old Jaden Smith, son of Will Smith, was the club’s cause of concern. This apparently led to an argument between the singer’s entourage and the club’s security, resulting in the whole crew getting bounced out of the club.

“There was never any mention of Jaden being there, so when he showed up, it caused problems,” a source told Us Weekly. “They could have stayed if Jaden left, but Justin wanted to be loyal to his good friend.”

Read more:
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Patrick Carney on Justin Bieber's lack of Grammys: 'He's making a lot of money. He should be happy'

One person not upset about the Justin Bieber Grammys “snub”? Patrick Carney of The Black Keys.

“Grammys are for like music, not for money … and he’s making a lot of money. He should be happy,” Carney told TMZ,

This isn’t the first time Carney has taken a swipe at another celebrity. After last year’s Grammys, Carney told EW, “We walked the red carpet, and I just remember everyone pushing us out of the way so that Kim Kardashian and Snooki could get through. It became pretty obvious that it wasn’t so much about the music as it was about the famous people. It was a little bit gross.” READ FULL STORY

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