Is the boy who cried “Believe” getting a little too big for his designer britches?
Justin Bieber’s new album has its fair share of collaborations. But some partnerships with big names didn’t make the cut.
Taylor Swift had a track in the can with Justin in anticipation for the new album, but it may never see the light of day.
Scooter Braun, JB’s manager, spoke with MTV News about the decision to more or less dump Taylor.
"It didn't go on Believe, because there's another record they want to work on,” said Braun. “So, it just didn't make sense at this time, and the song they did just didn't make sense on this album."
According to E! news, what made this cut sting a little more was the fact that is was reportedly pretty good. Even Justin’s girlfriend Selena Gomez seemed to think so.
“It's beautiful," she said. "I don't know if it's going to make it on the record, but it is beautiful."
Anyone who bought the album on June 15th knows… It ain’t on there.
What other big name collaborations didn’t make the cut? How about one with lyric spinner Kanye West? The “Dark Fantasy” singer was photographed in the studio with Justin, but apparently he never got a call back.
The Justin-Kanye rapfest “didn’t make sense.” (Did they really need a record exec to tell them that?)
For now, Taylor and Kanye’s Justin Bieber collaborations will sit in a dark closet, tucked away with the singer’s other things he no longer needs, like his boyhood and his YouTube account.
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine was initially scheduled to record with Justin too. But, with each of their demanding schedules, they never got around to it.
“[Adam] wanted to, but with everything else, we could just never get the studio time in together," Braun told MTV.
The collaborations that did make the cut were “All Around the World” with Ludacris, “As Long as You Love Me” with Big Sean, “Right Here” with Drake, and “Beauty and a Beat” with Nicki Minaj.