Justin Bieber Is Working With Kanye West And Rick Rubin On His New Album

The newly long-haired Justin Bieber’s roast aired on Comedy Central last night, which occasioned a USA Today profile that revealed this fascinating tidbit: Bieber is working with Kanye West and Rick Rubin, the braintrust behind Kanye’s abrasive, art-damaged freakout Yeezus. “I’m finishing up the album now, working with Kanye and Rick,” Bieber said. “I’m not rushing it, I’ll just wait until it’s totally done.” As for the sound of the thing, he added, “I don’t want to say “it’s different,” because that’s what everyone says. But it is different, it’s a grown-up version of Justin and I think people will be shocked.” Lots of lyrics about fisting, then?

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