Justin Bieber is reportedly trying to become a rapper, but does that mean he thinks he can say the N-word? The Canadian singer reportedly released a racist track called “What She Wants (Official) 2013”, which was subsequently posted to YouTube. The track features a voice that sounds similar to Bieber’s dropping the N-word in one of the lyrics. The racist song quickly went viral and sparked outrage among both Bieber's fans and detractors
However, reps for Bieber claim the “What She Wants (Official) 2013” video was posted from a fake YouTube account that does not belong to Bieber, but rather an artist named Khali Underwood. Underwood, however, did not release the track and the identity of the hoaxter is still unknown. The video has since been removed from YouTube after Bieber’s legal team fired off a cease and desist letter.
Although the track was not sung by Bieber, he is reportedly still looking to enter the hip-hop world and pursue a career as a rapper. Bieber is reportedly recording tracks under the name Shawty Mane and has been photographed in the recording studio with rappers including Pharrell and Future. Many have speculated that Bieber could soon be ditching the pop world altogether.
Bieber recently tweeted “fun night in the studio with big bro @Pharrell” and instagrammed a photo of himself and rapper Future with the caption “in the studio making a smash with my bro @future.” The singer also posted a photo of himself decked in some heavy bling while standing next to Will Smith, and has been spotted partying with the likes of Jay Z and Rihanna. He even covered Eminem’s hit track “Lose Yourself” during a Detroit concert last July, although he botched part of the lyrics. Of course, Bieber is responsible for what many believe to be some of the worst rhymes in recent music history. His hit single "Boyfriend" contains the lyrics: Swag, swag, swag on you / Chillin' by the fire while we eating fondue.
Despite the latest reports, sources close to Bieber say that the singer's appreciation for hip-hop isn’t new since he has long had friends in the hip-hop world. “There’s nothing new here. Justin’s a singer and performer,” a source told the New York Daily News. “He’s collaborated with friends from the hip-hop world before.”