Justin Bieber is already an established pop star but on Tuesday night, the “Sorry” singer tried his hand at rapping. While partying with The Chainsmokers at the New York City club 1 Oak, the Grammy-winning artist gave fans a preview of his remix to Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble.”
In footage captured from the event, Justin could be heard rapping, “I’m that new Jason Bourne, reborn, a revelation.” He continued, “Yeah, I know my name’s Justin but justice is coming.” While Bieber’s bars could have been a freestyle, it appeared to be a verse that he had previously worked on.
There’s been no mention of an official Kendrick Lamar-Justin Bieber remix, but the singer has worked with rappers before. In 2016, Bieber teamed up with Chance The Rapper on the song “Juke Jam” and in 2015, the singer tried out his raps on Travis Scott’s “Maria I’m Drunk.” Check out footage of Bieber’s “Humble” remix below.
If a remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” does hit the airwaves, it won’t be Bieber’s first remix of 2017. In April, Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi released a remix of his song “Despacito” featuring Bieber. The song features Bieber doing something else he isn’t known for: singing in Spanish.
According to Fonsi, it was Justin’s idea to sing the lyrics in Spanish. “[He] recorded it and decided to sing in Spanish on his own, and I think it’s incredible,” he told Yahoo. Fonsi also said it was Bieber who came up with the idea for the remix.
“The reality is that the song, thank God, is already a global hit. What Justin Bieber does now is take it to an Anglo-Saxon market,” Fonsi said. “He was the one who initiated it. He was on tour in Colombia when he heard the song in a club. He saw how people reacted and told his manager he wanted to record the song.”
The “Despacito” remix has gone on to become the first Spanish-language song to hit the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 20 years. The last Spanish song to accomplish the feat was “Macarena” in 1996.
“[It’s] such an incredible honor to have a Spanish song in the top 10 of the Hot 100 chart. It’s been an incredible ride since the very first day we released the song, seeing how the world just connected to it,,” Fonsi said.
Bieber will be heading out to Europe for the European leg of his 2017 Purpose Tour before returning to the United States in July. Check out the singer’s 2017 North American tour dates below which include seven stops in the United States:
July 29 - Arlington, Texas - AT&T Stadium
Aug. 5 - Pasadena, California - Rose Bowl
Aug. 12 - Denver, Colorado - Sports Authority Field
Aug. 18 - Minneapolis, Minnesota - U.S. Bank Stadium
Aug. 23 - East Rutherford, New Jersey - MetLife Stadium
Aug. 24 - East Rutherford, New Jersey - MetLife Stadium
Aug. 29 - Foxborough, Massachusetts - Gillette Stadium
Sept. 5 - Toronto, Ontario - Rogers Centre
Sept. 6 - Toronto, Ontario - Rogers Centre