Justin Bieber

Dec
19
Video: Tyga f/ Justin Bieber – ‘Wait for a Minute’

Justin Bieber and Tyga

Tyga stops time in the Matrix-inspired video for his single “Wait for a Minute” featuring Justin Bieber. The Last Kings rapper and pop heartthrob try to escape their daily lives and spend some alone time with their girlfriends. They make a run for it as screaming fans and paparazzi chase after them through a concrete maze.

The Maejor Ali-produced song was originally recorded for Bieber, but will now serve as the first single off Tyga’s upcoming album The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty.

“The prevailing theme of the song is fame, the overwhelming demand for Justin Bieber and Tyga’s time and attention,” director Krista Liney told Rolling Stone. “This concept explores being famous through the eyes of these artists. Everyone is after them, everyone wants time with them, everyone wants to bask in their spotlight. Every moment of their lives is scheduled, including taking a moment to breathe. They are chased, they are exposed . . . can everyone just wait for a minute?”

The special effects visuals were inspired by The Matrix. “We got some of the guys that do CGI for some of the big movies,” Tyga told MTV News. “We’re freezing time and switching different worlds trying to get away from certain things—the negative that comes with the lifestyle.”

Watch them put everything on hold and escape.

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Dec
19
Justin Bieber Premieres ‘Believe’ Movie in L.A.

Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber, and Usher

The purple carpet rolled out for Justin Bieber at the star-studded premiere of his 3-D concert film Believe in L.A. on Wednesday. Looking slick in a red suit, white loafers, and sunglasses, the 19-year-old superstar turned on the charm as he posed for photos and signed autographs for fans.

He was joined by his family and friends including his mentor Usher, manager Scooter Braun, mother Pattie Mallette, and grandparents.

Other stars including Jaden Smith, Mike Posner, Meagan Good, Gabby Douglas, Maejor Ali, and Kylie Jenner came bearing unwrapped toys, which were donated to needy children.

Graffiti artist Alec Monopoly created an art piece live on site, inspired by the artwork for Justin’s upcoming Journals album, and auctioned it off to charity.

Bieber addresses the rumors and controversy in the movie, which arrives in theaters on Christmas Day. “There’s so many other people just talking and making things up, and I think it’s time for people to hear from me,” he told Power 106 of the sequel to 2011′s Never Say Never. “This movie really shows how when you get knocked down, how to get back up.”

On Monday, he will release Journals featuring Future, Big Sean, Lil Wayne, R. Kelly, and more.

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Dec
16
Justin Bieber Previews Drake and Future ‘Journals’ Collaborations

What's Hatnin'

Justin Bieber blasts off with the Astronaut Kid, Future, on “What’s Hatnin’,” one of the collaborations from his upcoming album Journals, which he previewed on Instagram.

“Baby girl, what’s hatnin’?” asks Biebs, while Future croons in his signature Auto-Tuned voice.

Journals features 16 songs with contributions from Lil Wayne, R. Kelly, Chance the Rapper, Big Sean, Diplo, and Drake, who co-wrote “One Life.”

The full album will be available exclusively on iTunes on Monday, December 23.

Preview 15-second snippets of “What’s Hatnin’,” “One Life,” and Justin’s personal fave, “Swap It Out,” below.

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Dec
13
Justin Bieber Delays ‘Journals’

Journals

Justin Bieber fans will have to wait one more week to get their hands on his Journals. But the pop singer has a good reason for the delay.

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Dec
10
Justin Bieber Visits Typhoon Victims in Philippines

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is doing his part to help victims of last month’s devastating typhoon in the Philippines, which left nearly 6,000 people dead and more than 1,700 missing.

The teen heartthrob arrived in Manila on Tuesday and met with youth at San Jose Elementary School. He played a game of basketball with the students and performed a mini-concert of songs including “All That Matters” and his Christmas single “Mistletoe.”

“#pray4philippines most touching trip of my life,” tweeted Bieber. “Help and get involved. I saw the devastation first hand today. They need our help.”

The pop superstar is asking his fans to help him support victims of Typhoon Haiyan through fundraising platform Prizeo. In return for their contributions, donors will be entered for a chance to hang out with Bieber in the studio.

During her tour last month, Alicia Keys visited an air force base in Manila and distributed crayons and coloring books to children.

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Dec
9
Justin Bieber Enlists Lil Wayne, Future, & Big Sean for ‘Journals’ Album

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber closed out his #MusicMondays series this week, but he has one more surprise for his fans. The pop singer has announced that his Journals album will arrive just in time for Christmas.

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Dec
9
Rap-Up TV: R. Kelly Talks Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, & Bruno Mars

Twenty years since making his debut, R. Kelly remains one of the most influential and consistent hitmakers in the game. Before his 12th solo album Black Panties drops tomorrow, the R&B genius sat down with Rap-Up TV for an exclusive interview. In Part 1, he discusses his recent collaborations with pop superstars Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, and Bruno Mars, and his latest work.

Black Panties is mixed with 12 Play, TP-2.com, and a bit of the Born Into the 90′s album,” he said of the project, which features everyone from 2 Chainz to Kelly Rowland. “It’s got all those elements in there, but of today.”

He collaborated with Justin Bieber on his #MusicMondays single “PYD.” The two met up a year ago after discovering they were staying in the same hotel.

“I was lovin’ his music, he was lovin’ mine, so we said, ‘Man, we got to do something together,’” said Kellz. “He finally sent me a track and it was ‘PYD,’ and I put my verse on it and the rest is just history.”

He was so pleased with the results that he’s enlisted the teen idol for his next album. “He’s gonna be doing something on my next up-and-coming album,” revealed Kellz.

Last month, the Chicago native shared the stage with another pop powerhouse, Lady Gaga, at the American Music Awards. “I feel like I met my match when I met Gaga,” he said. “She got a lot of balls. She got a lot of nerve. She’s not afraid to express her music through her vision.”

The two shot a video for their collaboration “Do What U Want,” which Kellz describes as “retarded,” adding, “If you put the two together, you got bi-polar maybe or something like that. … It’s gonna be off the chain.”

If that wasn’t enough, he also guests on the remix to Bruno Mars’ “Gorilla,” which he admits was a challenge at first.

Additionally, he hinted that Bruno may be featured on an upcoming remix of his. “I’ve been talking about, once the album gets going, gettin’ some of these guys that called me. I’ma call them up and say, ‘Hey man, you owe me a favor, dawg.’”