Epic Records chairman and CEO L.A. Reid
has recently announced a collaboration between the late King of Pop
and young sensation Justin Bieber
, dubbing it very likely to come.
You might recall a similar thing happening a while ago when "Slave 2 the Rhythm
" track leaked featuring MJ
and Bieber, but was quickly removed and later on included on "Xscape
" without Justin's singing.
However, as Reid explained to Access Hollywood
, the collab is going to be revisited. "I signed Justin, so I feel a loyalty,"
he said. "I feel like I should protect him. That's my relationship with him. But 'Slave 2 the Rhythm' didn't include him per my direction."If it hadn't been leaked, it would have been featured but it sort of took the wrong turn. But you know what? We're gonna revisit that,"
the CEO noted (via Billboard
). "We're going to revisit it and do something really special with Justin Bieber and Michael."
Directly asked on whether "Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson may be singing together on a future release of Michael's,"
Reid replied: "I'm pretty sure."