Pop megastar Justin Bieber is growing up right before our eyes.
First it was the Shawty Mane character. Then the teen heartthrob was seen rocking a red YMCMB shirt complete with the requisite hip hop star uniform of backwards baseball cap, shades and blinged out chain. Now with pop star Biebs seen on film rapping at a concert overseas, is the My World singer going through a rebellious shift in his fast rising career or is he just having a little fun?
Justin Bieber has been overseas in Israel taking in the sights before kicking off his international My World tour. Last night in Tel Aviv, the Canadian crooner added some hip hop flair to his stage act last night and employed one of the year’s biggest hits. Bieber came out on stage to Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now” single and rapped both Breezy’s and Busta Rhymes high energy verses all while carefully censoring his words. Fans on the Web, and most especially on Twitter, poured in with heavy comments on this new addition to the singer’s act.
“I like that kid. I’ve heard him flow a bit before and I personally think he shows potential,” tweeted an approving @beautyjackson. A supportive fan @NewRangee tweeted, “justin bieber needs to start rapping :)” – but there were some who were less enthused about the pop star’s new lane. “I was okay with him hitting his dougie, but I don’t see it for his rapping,” added @mia_sade. “[B]eiber’s a mini justin timberlake, we’re supposed to think that shit is cute,” said an unimpressed @shinabina.
However, the legion of Bieber fans were mostly excited about the performance and tweeted with delight at the singer’s game attempt to match the hype rhymes of Brown and Bussa Bus. “S–t Justin Bieber rapped the whole Busta Rhymes part of Look at me now! Pretty impressed!” tweeted @Riannaaa_. Super fan @MrsBieberOxo summed up the reaction from Bieber fans succinctly:” OMG Justin Bieber rapping to “Look at me now” I officially died. Is there anything this boy CANT do?!!”
No word from Bieber if he’s going to relax his golden pipes and become a fierce rhyme spitter but the 17-year old has said before that rapping is something he does just for the fun of it.
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