Justin Bieber On If He’s Influenced By Reggae/Dancehall, “The Answer Is Yes”

Justin Bieber says he is influenced by reggae/dancehall music but failed to meet the low bar in giving Jamaican music its proper credit.

As a world advocate for reggae and dancehall music and Jamaica as a whole, DJ Khaled never fails to give credit to dancehall culture, which is not only a part of his roots but has spawned multiple hits for him. Khaled recently had the opportunity to interview Justin Bieber amidst the release of his latest album, Justice, and the hitmaking producer asked the pop superstar about dancehall’s influence on his own music.

Justin Bieber sparked some controversy back in 2015 with his monstrous comeback hit “Sorry” from his album Purpose. The popular track had that rhythmic dancehall flavor and bassline, and its accompanying music video featured styles and dances from dancehall culture. What most local dancehall artists and fans took issue with was the fact that the genre was never credited at any opportunity for its obvious influence on the record.

The producer behind the No. 1 track regularly dabbles in dancehall and reggae sounds and has often tipped his hat to the culture for influencing his productions. From interviews to award stages, Skrillex laments his fandom of the commonly-sampled genre time and time again. However, as if prohibited to do so, the word “dancehall” has never publicly escaped artists like Justin Bieber’s lips. DJ Khaled asked about “Sorry,” particularly during his recent interview with the pop superstar on his First One with DJ Khaled podcast on Amazon Music.

“The record ‘Sorry,’ it has that dancehall feel. I love Jamaica. I love reggae, I love dancehall music. It wouldn’t be no DJ Khaled if Khaled didn’t break out of dancehall. It’s part of my story and who I am,” Khaled said. “What inspired you to make that record? Are you influenced by reggae music/dancehall music?”

In response, Justin told Khaled, “So the answer is yes. I am inspired by really all music but in particular I love island music. I love the feel of just the percussion, you know, I’m a drummer so that percussion it moves me. It makes me want to dance.”

“I wanna make music for the world,” Bieber continues. “I don’t want to get caught up being too isolated. I want to make music that impacts everybody of all cultures, all ethnicities, all shapes and sizes.”

Justin, who is a self-taught musician, has been playing the drums since he was a toddler. After teaming up with several renowned music producers influenced by reggae and dancehall sounds, he has created a number of similar dancehall flavored records – all of which went unattributed to the originating culture.

One of the major producers that Justin has worked with in the past who has faced similar criticism is Major Lazer, a group that is undoubtedly the product of an amalgamation of genres like dancehall, Afro-beats, EDM, and more. While one of its members is Jamaican, admitting the influence of dancehall on their records has seemed to be as difficult for them as it is for Justin. They too have faced backlash for cultural appropriation in addition to artists like Drake and Kanye West.

The artists who tend to give dancehall the respect it deserves pretty much grew up on it themselves as Caribbean natives. Namely, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj often highlight the undeniable impact of the genre and raise awareness of its prior existence.

Meanwhile, Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” which was one of the biggest records of 2015, broke a number of streaming records in multiple regions, and the visuals currently boast more than 3.5 billion views on YouTube, ranking as the platform’s 13th most viewed video. It unquestionably catalyzed the renewed interest in dancehall-influenced mainstream music and was the start of an onslaught of tracks by various artists that were clearly products of dancehall culture.

As for when dancehall will actually be named by some mainstream artists as a major influence and stop being whitewashed by mainstream music media with empty terms like “Island music,” “Tropical House,” and “Caribbean-flavored,” we will have to wait and see.

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Justin Bieber – 2 Much Lyrics

[Intro: Martin Luther King Jr.]
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

[Verse 1]
Maybe I stare too much
Maybe not long enough
Funny how I forget to blink
But when you let down your hair
Dancin' like no one's there
I know I'm where I'm s'posed to be

[Pre-Chorus]
I say "I love you" under my breath
More times than you can digest
Music every time I hear your name, oh
Your head's layin' right on my chest
Sun's up and I still ain't got no rest

[Chorus]
Don't wanna close my eyes, I'm scared I'll miss too much
Don't wanna fall asleep, I'd rather fall in love
When I can't feel you, I feel out of touch
Two seconds without you's like two months
Don't wanna close my eyes, I'm scared I'll miss too much
Don't wanna fall asleep, I'd rather fall in love
'Cause eternity with you ain't long enough
Two seconds without you's like two months

And that's too much
[Verse 2]
Love the way you love your mom
Take on all your friends problems
Still somehow stop the world for us, oh
I still relive that second
I met my biggest blessing
Prayed for you, look what God has done

[Pre-Chorus]
I say "I love you" under my breath
More times than you can digest
Music every time I hear your name, oh
Your head's layin' right on my chest
Sun's up and I still ain't got no rest

[Chorus]
Don't wanna close my eyes, I'm scared I'll miss too much
Don't wanna fall asleep, I'd rather fall in love
When I can't feel you, I feel out of touch
Two seconds without you's like two months
Don't wanna close my eyes, I'm scared I'll miss too much
Don't wanna fall asleep, I'd rather fall in love
'Cause eternity with you ain't long enough
Two seconds without you's like two months
And that's too much

24kGoldn, Justin Bieber, J Balvin & iann dior – Mood (Remix 2) Lyrics

Play this song

[Intro: 24kGoldn]
Woah
JB, JB

[Chorus: 24kGoldn]
Why you always in a mood? Fuckin’ ’round, actin’ brand new
I ain’t tryna tell you what to do, but try to play it cool
Baby, I ain’t playing by your rules
Everything look better with a view, yeah
Why you always in a mood? Fuckin’ ’round, actin’ brand new
I ain’t tryna tell you what to do, but try to play it cool
Baby, I ain’t playing by your rules
Everything look better with a view, yeah

[Verse 1: Justin Bieber]
You’ve been in a mood, you’ve been givin’ hella attitude
What I gotta do to get through to ya?
I could never lose you
Maybe spend a night out on the town like we used to
We could sit around, watch funny shit on YouTube
I know at times I can have a couple screws loose
I’m tryna connect to your body, girl, like it’s Bluetooth
You know what I mean, you know what I need

[Pre-Chorus: iann dior]
We play gamеs of love to avoid the deprеssion
We been here before and I won’t be your victim

[Chorus: 24kGoldn]
Why you always in a mood? Fuckin’ ’round, actin’ brand new
I ain’t tryna tell you what to do, but try to play it cool
Baby, I ain’t playing by your rules
Everything look better with a view, yeah
Why you always in a mood? Fuckin’ ’round, actin’ brand new
I ain’t tryna tell you what to do, but try to play it cool
Baby, I ain’t playing by your rules
Everything look better with a view, yeah

[Verse Froggy111011]
Do you wanna be my friend I don’t think so!
You act like your a rapper I don’t take
No to the movies. (He Said It!) Look at the floor it looks wet. (Ooh)
When I get a Tesla you get straight up messed up!

[Course Lil Yazzi]
Why you always in a mood? (Sad Pony)
We got JB right here, and J Balvin over there
You don’t like me I don’t even care!
I’m just like Beyonce, I’m not your Fiance. (Wooh)
I Hope You Miss Me!

[Verse 2: 24kGoldn]
Yeah, I got J.B. and J.B., you know the bitches goin’ crazy
Number one song in the world, so now she wanna date me
Where I’m from, people like me don’t make it in the mainstream
What’s with the attitude? Baby, tell me why you hating
We fuss and fight, you get into moods
Argue all night, what we supposed to do?
Can’t make things right, so I’m on the move
Guess it’s safe to say
[Pre-Chorus: iann dior, iann dior & 24kGoldn]
We play games of love to avoid the depression
We been here before and I won’t be your victim

[Chorus: 24kGoldn & J Balvin]
Why you always in a mood? Fuckin’ ’round, actin’ brand new
I ain’t tryna tell you what to do, but try to play it cool
Baby, I ain’t playing by your rules
Everything look better with a view, yeah
Why you always in a mood? Fuckin’ ’round, actin’ brand new
I ain’t tryna tell you what to do, but try to play it cool
Baby, I ain’t playing by your rules
Everything look better with a view, yeah (Latino gang, J Balvin, man)

[Verse 3: J Balvin]
Baby, ya estoy cansado de tu bipolaridad, yah-yah-yeh
Deja ya de estar peleando sin una necesidad
Valórame, bebé, yo
Con ese humor nadie te aguantará
¿Quién te entiende? Si conmigo no te falta na’
Cógela suave, ma’, porque esta bomba explotará
Si te saco el genio no vuelvo a frotar tu lámpara
Y listo, te dejé en visto
Pero fue porque estaba grabando mi disco
Y tú pensando que yo estaba en la disco
Deja de pelear, que la pasamos más rico

[Chorus: 24kGoldn]
Why you always in a mood? Fuckin’ ’round, actin’ brand new
I ain’t tryna tell you what to do, but try to play it cool
Baby, I ain’t playing by your rules
Everything look better with a view, yeah
Why you always in a mood? Fuckin’ ’round, actin’ brand new
I ain’t tryna tell you what to do, but try to play it cool
Baby, I ain’t playing by your rules
Everything look better with a view, yeah

Soulchef – Hypocrite Lyrics (feat. Jas Mace)

Intro: Jas Mace
Yo, stop being a hypocrite man, whatchu talking about
You say one thing, then you say another thing
What’s going on man, what’s really good, huh?

Verse 1: Jas Mace
It ain’t cost me no money to write this, but it did take me a lot of sense
The human mind is complex
I don’t like to hurt creatures and I’m all for the rights
But I’ll kill a f**kin snake between my knife and some rice
I’m nice to everybody but I really hate people
They be gettin on my nerves, that’s the life of an introvert
And I don’t mean to hurt your feelings but I’m honest
I’ll say one thing and then the other like “I love people”
I guess it all depends on how I’m feelin
I don’t pay for step clearance but dammit I hate stealing
And I’ll fight for human rights while I type on my iPhone (aw man)
Knowin those workers ain’t going home
Homosexuals and equal rights, that’s no question
But dam I love Chick-fil-A sandwiches
Yeah I’m an atheist
But if the plane goes down I might say “Dear God won’t you save me”

Hook: Jas Mace
I’m a hypocrite, you’re a hypocrite, we’re all some hypocrites
And we don’t really give a shit
(x4)

Verse 2: Jas Mace
Yeah, now I use the word retarded, bitch and even faggot
Not tryna be offensive I’m just playing with my brethren
I’m not perfect but I’m workin on it
These shells are too fragile ain’t no point in tip toein on it
I see a lot of twerking when they outta be working for college
But still I click, just to see how far the bottom drops
My hypocritical ways
Cuz if I call my daughter I done fought her for days
Uh, got a warm heart but I’m a cold dude
I sympathize with homeless but I only give em food
And yes I know the world revolves around a dollar sign
I want the government to give it they ain’t takin mine
Yeah, we’re righteous online
Hearts in the right place, mine’s on some me time
See I’m a hip hop head to the bone
But if Justin Bieber call better pass me the phone

Hook: Jas Mace
I’m a hypocrite, you’re a hypocrite, we’re all some hypocrites
And we don’t really give a shit
(x4)

Outro: Jas Mace
That’s what I’m saying man, step down off that high horse
We all got a little bit of hypocrite in us
You, me and yo momma is a hypocrite

Justin Bieber – What does XENOGENESIS mean? Lyrics

Justin Bieber
What do you mean?
When you nod your head yes
But you wanna say no
What do you mean?
When you don’t want me to move
But you tell me to go
What do you mean?
What do you mean?
Said we’re running out of time, what do you mean?
What do you mean?
Better make up your mind
What do you mean?

[XENOGENESIS]

You’re so indecisive of what I’m saying
Trying to catch the beat make up your heart
Don’t know if you’re happy or complaining
Don’t want for us to end where do I start

First you wanna go left and you want to turn right
Wanna argue all day make love all night
First you up and you’re down and then between
Oh I really want to know…

What do you mean?
When you nod your head yes
But you wanna say no
What do you mean?
When you don’t want me to move
But you tell me to go
What do you mean?
What do you mean?
Said we’re running out of time, what do you mean?
What do you mean?
Better make up your mind
What do you mean?

Ariana Grande
You’re overprotective when I’m leaving
Trying to compromise but I can’t win
You wanna make a point but you keep preaching
You had me from the start won’t let this end

Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande
First you wanna go to the left and you want to turn right
Wanna argue all day make love all night
First you up and you’re down and then between
Oh I really want to know…

What do you mean?
When you nod your head yes
But you wanna say no
What do you mean?
When you don’t want me to move
But you tell me to go
What do you mean?
I wanna know
What do you mean?
Said we’re running out of time, what do you mean?
Oh baby
What do you mean?
Better make up your mind
What do you mean?
You’re so selfish baby

When you nod your head yes
But you wanna say no
What do you mean?
When you don’t want me to move
But you tell me to go
What do you mean?
What do you mean?
Said we’re running out of time, what do you mean?
What do you mean?
Better make up your mind
What do you mean?

Kendrick Lamar & JAY-Z Leads Grammy Nomination List 2018

Kendrick Lamar and JAY-Z lead the pack among the 2018 Grammy nominees.

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony is just right around the corner and on Tuesday the Recording Academy announced the nominees and it came with some major surprises snubs. JAY-Z lead the nominees with eight nods including some coveted categories like Album of the Year for 4:44, Record of the Year for “The Story of O.J.” and Song of the Year for “4:44.” JAY-Z is one of the most decorated artists in the history of the Grammys with 21 wins and 74 nominations.

Kendrick Lamar came in right after Hov with seven nominations including Album of the Year for his critically-acclaimed album DAMN. and Record of the Year for “HUMBLE.” Over the space of his career, Kendrick Lamar has received 20 nominations and won 7. R&B singer Bruno Mars received six nominations including Album of the Year for 24K Magic and Song of the Year for “That’s What I Like.” His song “24K Magic” also received a nod for Record of the Year, a Grammy that he picked up back in 2015 for “Uptown Funk.”

Childish Gambino follows Mars with five nominations for his critically-acclaimed album Awaken, My Love!, and he is going up against the big guns in the Album of the Year category and Record of the Year for his single “Redbone.” Gambino also picked up a nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

See full list of 2018 Grammy Awards Nominations.

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
“The Story Of O.J.” – JAY-Z
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Awaken My Love! – Childish Gambino
4:44 – Jay-Z
Damn. – Kendrick Lamar
Melodrama – Lorde
24K Magic – Bruno Mars

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Despacito” – Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
“4:44” – Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson (JAY-Z)
“Issues” – Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter (Julia Michaels)
“1-800-273-8255” – Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson (Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid)
“That’s What I Like” – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip (Bruno Mars)

BEST NEW ARTIST
Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
“Love So Soft” – Kelly Clarkson
“Praying” – Kesha
“Million Reasons” – Lady Gaga
“What About Us” – P!nk
“Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“Thunder” – Imagine Dragons
“Feel It Still” – Portugal. The Man
“Stay” – Zedd & Alessia Cara

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Kaleidoscope EP -Coldplay
Lust For Life – Lana Del Rey
Evolve – Imagine Dragons
Rainbow – Kesha
Joanne – Lady Gaga
÷ (Divide) – Ed Sheeran

BEST DANCE RECORDING
“Bambro Koyo Ganda” – Bonobo feat. Innov Gnawa
“Cola” – Camelphat & Elderbrook
“Andromeda” – Gorillaz feat. DRAM
“Tonite” – LCD Soundsystem
“Line Of Sight” – Odesza feat. WYNNE & Mansionair

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
Migration – Bonobo
3-D The Catalogue – Kraftwerk
Mura Masa – Mura Masa
A Moment Apart – Odesza
What Now – Sylvan Esso

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
“You Want It Darker” – Leonard Cohen
“The Promise” – Chris Cornell
“Run” – Foo Fighters
“No Good” – Kaleo
“Go To War” – Nothing More

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
“Get You” – Daniel Caesar feat. Kali Uchis
“Distraction” – Kehlani
“High” – Ledisi
“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars
“The Weekend” – SZA

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
“Laugh And Move On” – The Baylor Project
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“What I’m Feelin’” – Anthony Hamilton Featuring The Hamiltones
“All The Way” – Ledisi
“Still” – Mali Music

BEST R&B SONG
“First Began” – PJ Morton
“Location” – Khalid
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“Supermodel” – SZA
“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Free 6LACK – 6LACK
Awaken, My Love!” – Childish Gambino
American Teen – Khalid
Ctrl – SZA
Starboy – The Weeknd

BEST R&B ALBUM
Freudian – Daniel Caesar
Let Love Rule – Ledisi
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Gumbo – PJ Morton
Feel The Real – Musiq Soulchild

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
“Bounce Back” – Big Sean
“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B
“4:44” – JAY-Z
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Bad And Boujee” – Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
“PRBLMS” – 6LACK
“Crew” – Goldlink feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
“Family Feud” – JAY-Z feat. Beyoncé
“LOYALTY.” – Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna
“Love Galore” – SZA feat. Travis Scott

BEST RAP SONG
“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B
“Chase Me” – Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels & Big Boi
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Sassy” – Rapsody
“The Story Of O.J.” – JAY-Z

BEST RAP ALBUM
4:44 – JAY-Z
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
Culture – Migos
Laila’s Wisdom – Rapsody
Flower Boy – Tyler, The Creator

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
Baby Driver – (Various Artists)
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 – (Various Artists)
Hidden Figures: The Album – (Various Artists)
La La Land – (Various Artists)
Moana: The Songs – (Various Artists)

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA
“City Of Stars” – Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone
“How Far I’ll Go” – Auli’i Cravalho
“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever – ZAYN & Taylor Swift
“Never Give Up” – Sia
“Stand Up For Something” – Andra Day feat. Common

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Calvin Harris
Greg Kurstin
Blake Mills
No I.D.
The Stereotypes

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
“Up All Night” – Beck
“Makeba” – Jain
“The Story Of O.J.” – JAY-Z
“Humble.” – Kendrick Lamar
“1-800-273-8255” – Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid

You can see the full 2018 Grammy list here.

The Weeknd Pulls Plug On Selena Gomez Relationship Before Bieber


The Weeknd has reportedly ended his relationship with Selena Gomez from before the actress and Justin Bieber started hooking up again.

News of the couple’s demise came last weekend just days after she was spotted hanging out with her on-again off-again ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. The Weeknd fans were quick to blame Justin Bieber for the breakup, but it turns out that the pop star had nothing to do with it except the fact that he make a good rebound for Gomez. TMZ reported that the XO singer pulled the plug on the relationship a few weeks ago after the two grew apart.

Their relationship has been fizzling out since around summer mostly due to his extensive touring and her shooting and new movie. They started talking a lot less and spending less time together. Sources say he called her up a few weeks ago to explain his stance on the relationship and why he is breaking up with her. The Weeknd felt like he was enjoying single life a lot more than he thinks and the relationship was putting a strain on him. The two have remained friendly since their split but with Justin Bieber coming back in the picture that will likely change.

Abel was spotted last night in the club grinding on a mystery female so he has been handling it pretty well.

The Weeknd and Selena Gomez Brokeup Fans Blaming Justin Bieber


The Weeknd and Selena Gomez have broken up and fans are highly upset and are blaming Justin Bieber for the split.

News of the couple’s split comes just days after Justin Bieber was spotted pulling up at Selena Gomez’s house in Studio City, Los Angeles. It’s hardly a year since Abel and the actress/singer have been dating and their fans were rooting hard for them. The couple first went public with their relationship back in January of this year when they were spotted in a park kissing. According to reports from PEOPLE, the couple’s busy schedule is the main reason behind their split, but fans on Twitter aren’t buying it and thinks Bieber is behind it.

“She and Abel have been going back and forth for a few months about their relationship,” sources told the magazine. “It’s been hard with him being on tour and her shooting in New York. That wasn’t easy on them.” Selena Gomez did a kidney transplant earlier this year and after her best friend decided to give her one of her kidneys. The Weeknd was by her side supporting her the entire time. Since then he has been on tour almost non-stop and she has been shooting a new movie and that put a strain on their relationship.

TMZ reported on Sunday that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were spotted having breakfast at a cafe in the Westlake Village, California, and also attending church together. Bieber and Gomez have been dating on and off since around 2011 and officially called it quits in 2015. The Weeknd previously dated supermodel Bella Hadid who was close friends with Selena prior to them hooking up.

This happened over The Weekend … #justinbieber x #selenagomez

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Sources are saying that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are not back together and are just hanging out as friends. But that’s the usual celebrity M.O. until someone caught them kissing or something.

Justin Bieber Covered His Entire Torso in Tattoos and Fans Are Freaking Out

Justin Bieber, what have you done?!

You’ve freaked out your fans with your new ink, that’s what.

The 23-year-old pop star debuted a new look on Saturday: He had his entire torso covered in tattoos, from his collar bone down to his chest, down to his lower stomach.

Bieber posted on his Instagram page a bathroom selfie showcasing his fully tattooed torso. Among the new additions: A skeleton and the word “Purpose”—the name of his recently cancelled tour and 2015 album, 

Bieber’s tattoos were done by famous tattoo artist Bang Bang. It took three days to complete his latest ink, E! News has learned.

The singer has many tattoos and first began to get his chest inked about five years ago. 

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Shirtless in 2012

The singer’s torso is almost a blank canvas.

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Shirtless in 2013

The singer’s tattoo evolution continues. Hello, arm tat! FYI, the Roman numerals, I, IX, VII and V, are the numbers 1, 9, 7, and 5. Bieber’s dad Jeremy Bieber was born in 1975.

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Shirtless in 2014

The singer shows off his still-minimal number of chest tattoos on the beach.

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Shirtless Again in 2014

The singer adds a cross tattoo to his chest and another arm tat.

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Shirtless in 2016

The singer adds a “Son of God” tattoo below his rib cage.

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Shirtless Again in 2016

The singer showcases his ink in Barbados.

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Shirtless in 2017

The singer adds an eagle tattoo to his torso.

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Shirtless Again in 2017

Justin, what have you done?!

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Wow!

Tattoo artist Bang Bang showcases his work.

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Tattoo Reveal in Jail

In 2014, the singer was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida for drag racing. He subsequently failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI, driving with an expired license and resisting arrest. After he was booked in jail, police photographed his tattoos photographed.

He later reached a plea deal and pleaded guilty to reduced charges of misdemeanor careless driving and resisting arrest.

He was ordered to complete a 12-hour anger management course as well as a program in which he’d meet people affected by drunk drivers, make a $50,000 charitable donation and pay fines.

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Music Note

Bieber debuted this body art addition in January 2014.

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Torso Shot

“I like classic, classic tattoos,” Bieber once told Ellen DeGeneres.

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Seagull

This doodle is located just above Bieber’s left hip; his father and uncle have the same one.

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IXVIIV

Bieber debuted the Roman numerals in January 2013, but fans are unsure of what they represent. “I, IX, VII and V” would translate to “1, 9, 7 and 5” — 1975 in Roman numerals is MCMLXXV.

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IXVIIV

A close-up of one of Bieber’s chest tattoos.

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Crown

Is he the king of the world? Bieber has yet to reveal the meaning behind his regal design.

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Crown

“It’s so hard for me to comment on those tattoos because some of them are really neat, you know, the ideas he has,” mom Pattie Mallette once said during an On Air With Ryan Seacrest interview.

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Rear Shot

The Biebs lifted his shirt to give police a closer look at his back.

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Psalm 119:105

“God had a purpose for me to just help people,” Bieber once told Teen Vogue. “I haven’t been to church in so long, and I planned on going, and I slept in. I was upset. It’s all good. God forgives me.”

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Indian Chief’s Head

“My grandfather always took me to the Stratford Culliton [games] every Friday night,” Bieber tweeted when he revealed this design on his shoulder in January 2012. “This is for u Grampa.”

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Grinning Joker’s Face, “Love”

Is this a joke? The singer showed off his humorous side in January 2014.

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Grinning Joker’s Face, “Love”

Bieber debued this design around the same time he was accused of egging a neighbor’s house.

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Left Arm Sleeve

Bieber got his first tattoo at age 16 and amassed more than 20 over the next four years.

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Left Arm Sleeve

Bieber’s arm boasts images of a tiger, roses and a compass (among other designs).

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Praying Jesus

The Biebs got Christ’s image inked on his leg in January 2012.

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Praying Jesus

“I am spiritual. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sins. I believe that he put me in this position, and that I have to always give him the glory he deserves for putting me here,” Bieber said in a 2012 interview. “But I don’t consider myself religious.”

Bieber also posted on Saturday a video of himself from the neck down, set to Christian gospel singer Tasha Cobbs‘ rock song “Ahh.”

More like “Aaaaaaah!” Many fans were shocked, as evidenced on Twitter.

Word cannot describe how pissed off at Justin I am at this moment

— 6 (@mikeswaffle) October 21, 2017

what has Bieber done to his stomach with them tattoos?!? ?

— April (@aprilknight) October 21, 2017

HIS TATTOOS LOOK SO SMOOSHED TOGETHER ITS NOT CUTE

— nasha®? (@GrierxBieber_) October 21, 2017

Reactions were mixed on Instagram as well.

“Rip your beautiful chest,” one user wrote to Bieber in response to his video.

“I can’t see ur f–king abs anymore!!!!” another person said. “Wtf is this COME ON.”

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Dancehall Need More Balance Says Agent Sasco


Dancehall music is currently back in mainstream, but Assassin, aka Agent Sasco, says the music need more balance.

Sasco has around two decades of experience in dancehall and has created a vast catalog for himself including some international hits with overseas artists. The 34-year-old deejay made a name for himself as one of the most prolific lyricists in dancehall and often drew attention for his socially conscious and thought provoking lyrics.

Sasco recently weighed in on the state of the music and how the young acts stacks up to the veterans in the business. “You have 17-year-olds now that have an idea of what dancehall should look and sound like,” he said. “I am not going to be one of the man dem who dictate how fi dem (young artistes) world should look because it is for dem to use how dem see it to come up with material. The issue is when there is no balance to it or when it is one-dimensional.”

Agent Sasco added that currently he is hearing too much of the same thing on the airwaves and want to see more balance among the new acts. He also want stakeholders to start look at the business aspects of dancehall and that’s a sentiment that has been echoed from musicians over the last few years. The full earning potential of dancehall acts are not being met, despite the huge popularity of the genre worldwide and over the last few years you have some big name international acts like Drake, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Ed Sheeran tapping into the genre to make massive hits.

Sean Kingston “I Can’t Write For Chris Brown & Justin Bieber and Be Broke”

Sean Kingston says that he can’t be writing songs for Chris Brown and Justin Bieber and be broke.

The reggae pop star has been under scrutiny in recent weeks over his finances after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest for failing to pay a Miami jeweler thousands of dollars. Despite posting photos of his mansion and luxury cars in Jamaica, Sean Kingston has been getting criticism on social media for living lavishly while still not paying his debts.

In a video clip posted recently, Kingston said he is far from being broke. “Yo can write songs for Chris Brown and Justin Bieber and them man there and broke, a what happen to some man, stop believe everything yo hear,” the singer said. Sean Kingston also recently launched his own line of headphones called Monster Box. He will be working with the same company that make Beats By Dre and will be giving a twelve percent stake in the new venture. He will also include a Jamaican version of the headphone line which he said will have more bass in the speakers.

Kingston also revealed that he will be launching a reality show on E! this fall that will give fans a deeper look into his life.

PeeWee Longway – Jumanji Lyrics

[Hook: PeeWee Longway]
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Safari my neck and my feet
Put leopard all over my bunions
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Safari my neck and my bitch, aye, I’m likin’ her body
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
My coupe full of nothing but monkeys
Jumanji, Jumanji
I took my bitch on Safari
The top of my head is a monkey
Beach of the leopard my body

[Verse 1: PeeWee Longway]
Dressin’ Hakuna Matada
Everything head to toe doesn’t exist
I might go African Mondu my bitch
Coming to America my name is Hakeem
I go safari and lion my jeans
Pardon me bitch I’m leo the king
Breakin’ my wrist whippin’ up Billie Jean
Cali embargo
I’m goin’ back to Cali, thats that D1 shit I got in my jeans
Double the ghost the ? machine
Uno Dos cup on my lean
Smokin’ on gas like a hookah machine
High top Versace Versace me
I might just go tropical tacky happy
Pull up with a pink bitch laffy taffy
Flippin’ the fuck out them bricks from papi
I get so hippy and spiffy in traffic that you just might just safari
[Hook: PeeWee Longway]
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Safari my neck and my feet
Put leopard all over my bunions
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Safari my neck and my bitch, aye, I’m likin’ her body
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji

[Verse 2: Young Thug]
Ostrich seats wrapped around the Masi’
Jumanji Jumanji poison ivy
Skinny jeans with the African fitted
Loaded with bills, Thugger Cosby
Elephant quick thats gon’ cover my back
She want a cat so I bought her a Jag
I dress like a sequence to how I do that
Ice water on water I’m [?] wet
Crocodile hunter the new stingray ‘vette
I’m draped up in gold, Cheetah round my neck
Longway got me a new mink thats a bet
I put it right over my Justin Bieber vest
Left a [?] at the spot in Gwinnett
My closet just gon’ end up killing me
Five hundred cash, literally
Monkey sheet cover my ceiling piece
Don’t fall I frogged up my walls
Jumanji I panda my brawl
Eat these leaves off of my balls
Phantom might cause a tragic
I slugged my son now he’s a bastard

[Hook: PeeWee Longway]
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Safari my neck and my feet
Put leopard all over my Bunions
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Safari my neck and my bitch, aye, I’m likin’ her body
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji

[Verse 3: Lil Duke]
Jumanji Jumanji
Banana my clips for all of them monkeys
Pull up in that new Ferrari, on my passenger side is a duncan
I came up with the hyenas, my feet is Safaris
I’m covered in cheetah
I look my name is [?]
Guiseppe Zanotti the new bumblebees
Original pint ain’t got none of these
Jumanji Safari got nominated
Why do you think yo bitch ass voted for me?
Seen that new flooded out Avianne
I’m in the [?] thats aviated
So many guns like the terminator
Gianni Medusa [?]
Shoppin’ rinks gold I’m a 80’s baby
Call me trapper of the year, they lovin’ my gear
The diamonds are clear, I don’t even have to steer
But when I walk in all the bitches they stare
Dodgin’ all the traffic near
Takin’ the shortcut hop in the lear
Run with the bales and hang with gorillas
I came up in the jungle I can not fear

[Hook]
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Safari my neck and my feet
Put leopard all over my Bunions
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji
Safari my neck and my bitch, aye, I’m likin’ her body
Jumanji, Jumanji Jumanji, Jumanji, Jumanji