Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber Collaboration Track Surfaces Online

"Slave to the Rhythm" available for streaming online.

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An unexpected collaboration between late great Michael Jackson and pop sensation Justin Bieber surfaced online as King of Pop's latest posthumous release.

Titled "Slave to the Rhythm," the tune initially leaked promptly after Jackson's passing. However, the new version now features a stronger dance beat and vocals from young Justin.

Although little is known on how the collaboration came to be, Bieber did address the tune via Twitter. "Excited for what is to come. MJ set the bar," he posted. "Not only for music but for being an entertainer and how u treat the fans. Wish he was here."

The singer followed-up with another tweet. "All of it is not always easy but it is a blessing. We can change the world. I'm up for the challenge. Big things ahead! Greatness. Love you."

Justin also shared separate photos of Jackson and himself in front of large crowds, adding, "He set the bar" and "MJ. The greatest of all time. Fact."

You can check out "Slave to the Rhythm" below.

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Excited for what is to come. MJ set the bar. Not only for music but for being an entertainer and how u treat the fans. Wish he was here...

Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) August 16, 2013

He set the bar pic.twitter.com/gCMGHWLK4t

Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) August 17, 2013

MJ. The greatest of all time. #fact

Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) August 17, 2013

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    MJ set the bar," he posted. "Not only for music but for being an entertainer and how u treat the fans. Wish he was here." How he treats fans.. huh. Have you seen the picture of him spitting on his fans? I'm not entirely sure if that photo is real but it's totally contradictory if it is. But off the record, I heard that Bieber is quite an *****. He also has a case pending and if he's found guilty of an assault charge, he will be banned from the U.S. Take that how you may.. But Justin, please, shut the **** up.
    Never thought i would see justin beiber news on GC but just to add my 2 cents, i go to school with a girl who used to live in Stratford Ontario, hometown of this shithead. She told me about how her sister used to be bullied everyday by him and how every girl used to think he was a fugly little douche bag because he bullied everyone possible. Now girls cant wait for him to spit on them because they love this pompous *****
    Can this little f*ck stop comparing himself to people like MJ or even Kurt Cobain? WTF. The only thing he has in common with Jackson is they both had monkeys, and he didn't even manage to keep his one!
    Enjoyed the version without Justin far more than this one. Not too fond of the strong dance beat the way it is here. That wasn't really MJ's style. It's still pretty decent with JB, though. Michael's verses still gives me goosebumps. Amazing singer.
    "Excited for what is to come. MJ set the bar. Not only for music but for being an entertainer and how u treat the fans. Wish he was here..." If he was still here, he would probably take you to Neverland Ranch and show you his bedroom.
    "MJ set the bar"... yea he did so little Justin still has a lot of super hero underwear to collect to reach his status
    I'm pretty sure UG just posts articles like this to get us mad
    It's pretty sad when UG haven't posted anything about Trivium's new single but are quick to post a Justin Bieber article.
    **** NO! this is blasphemy.. you dont put dead guys music to some rich **** heads song. michael is turning is his grave.
    Theres better news about wolfmother. Go read that instead.
    Hasn't Andrew technically left WolfMother and started a new band under the same name? (Not trying to say this in a negative way since I love WolfMother and Andrew's music)
    That no-talent pop star shouldn't go ANYWHERE near MJ's music.. MJ's music is untouchable.. unfortunately with this song it's going to be touched thanks to Beavers awful contribution. This slowly angers me, especially since I've been in a hardcore Michael Jackson mood recently.
    ...I've been thinking of moving to the surface of Mars, who fancies joining me? We have Doritos, blues and 98% less bullshit that the majority of Earth's population.
    I think God is trying to tell us that he plans on getting Justin Beiber hooked on propofol so that's a good 1st step
    So, one pop singer and one wannabe "singer" in a website that is predominantly for guitarists/bassists and for the rock/metal genre? This is a useful article but this doesn't belong here (and no, MJ's collaboration with Van Halen and Slash doesn't count). No disrespect for MJ, but stick to what we do best, UG
    Its about music, so its related. No matter how crappy the actual music is, music is music. Labeling it only creates limitations.
    Actually, most of MJ's records have guitars on the songs, Beat It and Give In To Me aren't the only ones. Also, UG doesn't only cover rock and metal, and even if they did, MJ always liked to blend rock into a lot of his music. So, with that said, MJ is completely relevant.
    yes he did set the bar but you're lowering it ! michael jackson's fan were people . yours are 10 yo girls
    Canada was awesome back in the 70s, when they gave us Rush. Then in the late 90s, early 2000s, we got Nickelback which eventually grew to be annoying and repetitive...then they dumped this garbage on the world. I DEMAND REPARATIONS FOR JUSTIN BIEBER!!!
    So many close minded "Justin Bieber sucks" bandwagoners here. Though what can you expect from UG news comments section? I don't like his music but his music is still music and I appreciate it - I mean, let him do what he likes. Your music taste isn't the only right music taste. Music is music and this is music news so it belongs here.
    Fuck it, why should we give a shit about the level of intelligence present in the art which our society so fiendishly gorges itself upon?
    just cuz its called music dont mean you should appreciate it. i appreciate those who do not appreciate the likes of this kid. i like what waffles replied here.
    So you don't appreciate the fact that people have different opinions? Music is all about opinions and that's why I appreciate all music. And appreciating isn't liking it. You can appreciate it and dislike it (like I do). I mean, if I don't like his music, I don't go and shout "JB sucks" and "why do we have to hear news of this guy" and all that. This is called music news and I think this piece of news is about music. I'm sure there are JB fans in UG too. Just because you don't want to hear about him doesn't mean nobody wants to hear about him. What's so bad about JB? I mean, I think his music is pretty basic pop. I know his fans are annoying but I don't find JB any more annoying than the basic pop that you hear on the radio all the time. What I meant by "appreciating it" is that if somebody likes different things than you, you let them like whatever they like.
    pleaaaase no more articles on this guy?! theres a reason i visit this website everyday and its definitely not for "headlining" news like this !!!
    How can it be a collaboration if one of them is dead? That would be like rapping over the Gettysburg address and saying you collaborated with Abe Lincoln.
    that little shit has the nerve to talk about how to treat fans after pictures of him spitting on them surfaced? i want hell to be real and him to be the 7th circle of it.