Love him or hate him, 17-year-old pop sensation Justin Bieber is taking over the world, one 12-year-old at a time. For some time, many have compared the young star’s success to that of international icon Michael Jackson, and Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.I.Am is making sure that he is added to that list, telling Radio Disney that he doesn’t see why this kid isn’t the next MJ…or Prince. Seriously.
“I was with Justin Bieber in the studio two days ago, working on his new album, and we had a really great conversation,” he revealed to the radio show, via MTV UK.
“Justin Bieber could be like Prince. Justin Bieber could be like Michael Jackson, where his career is like, ‘Wow! Explain [how] it’s 2030, Justin Bieber, [and] your career is so long. You’re the first artist to be broadcasted to Mars. How do you feel about that?’ Justin Bieber could be that dude.”
So what exactly was the conversation about?
“That’s the conversation we had, and then we started working on things from scratch like here, right. I wanted to do something with Justin that probably no other producer would do or took the time to think about to do,” he said. “You know, I’m excited about the stuff we’re making.”
First of all, no Radio Disney kids should be listening to Prince, and secondly, PRINCE!? Really?!
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