While his antics off stage have seen his brand sullied by tabloid mess, Justin Bieber’s material- as many critics will agree- has got progressively better with each release.
So, you can imagine the horror of his fans this week when a song reportedly recorded by the singer threatened to undo the critical acclaim afforded to his grown up new sound.
What went down?
Full story below…
This month, a song named ‘What She Wants’ was uploaded to a YouTube page identical in design to the performer’s official page, fooling hoards of unsuspecting fans who subscribed to the account.
Problematic, as ‘What She Wants’– which was labelled on the video sharing site as a brand new song by the star- features the lyric:
‘She wants me to be her ni**er.’
Performed by a vocalist whose voice was akin to Bieber’s, the cut’s release saw many take to social media outlets to slam the ‘I Would’ singer, slamming him because they believed the song and it’s controversial lyric was his own.
If Justin Bieber allegedly used the word “nigger”, I can’t wait to “allegedly” use the words “Justin Bieber is dead!”
— Mòr Dubh (@iammahia) September 5, 2013
Upon catching wind of the cut, the Canadian Pop sensation’s team called on his record label’s legal department to have the impostor account removed from the net, as to stop its viewer count- and the controversy that surrounds it- from swelling.
Here’s hoping the performers actually behind the song know they stand no chance of ‘making it’ now.
The things people do for press, eh?