Pop-star Justin Bieber and superstar rapper Lil’ Wayne were pictured together in the recording studio earlier this week (April 11), possibly hinting at a brand new collaboration between the two. Bieber recently revealed some new pictures on his Instagram account that showed him in the recording studio with none other than Weezy himself; Lil Wayne. It appears Bieber is possibly teaming up with Lil’ Wayne for a new recording collaboration.
Bieber wrote in the caption for the first image he released, “Me and Tunechi in the studio.” In the second photo he posted, he wrote “me and wayne” in the caption. Later on, rapper and Young Money Entertainment co-founder, Bryan “Birdman” Williams, also shared pictures of his own from the session on his personal Instagram account. From a photograph that appeared to be from the same time mentioned by Bieber, he said, “Latenite studio flow @justinbieber music amazin @birdman5star RG YMCMB.” Birdman lauded Bieber, referring to him as his “nephew,” saying, “Day 3 in studio late nite workin with nephew @justinbieber tht @austinmahone song is a HIT just heard tha mix RG YMCMB @birdman5star.”
After Bieber and Lil’ Wayne together were photographed together in the recording studio, Bieber posted on Twitter, “No one knows what Im planning ;).” This may or may not be referring to Justin Bieber teaming up with Lil’ Wayne for a new collaboration and why they were in the studio together.
MTV reports that even though Bieber is not a part of the Young Money/Cash Money family or YMCMB, Bieber is treated like he’s a member of the family. Earlier this week, Bieber released a picture on Instagram of a Bugatti that Birdman was loaning to the young pop-star, saying, “Uncle Stunna luv. My first Bugatti.”
Bieber and Lil’ Wayne have previously collaborated together before. Lil’ Wayne was featured on Bieber’s track, Backpack, from his last album Journals. In addition, undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. had Justin Bieber and Lil’ Wayne walk out together with him for his boxing match against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in September of last year.
Besides Lil’ Wayne and Birdman, Bieber is also close to Young Money president Mack Maine. He’s posted videos of the two playing basketball together. In addition, he’s recorded music with and posed for pictures with Young Money signee Austin Mahone.
Lil’ Wayne is not the first rapper Bieber has collaborated with. As of late, he’s participated in recording with T.I., Diddy, Rick Ross, T-Pain, and Wale. In terms of the next sets for Bieber and Wayne, Music Times reports that Bieber has a new record due out in the fourth quarter of this year. Lil’ Wayne’s Tha Carter V set will also drop later in the year as well.
The news for Bieber in the recording studio with another superstar appears to be a welcome change to the controversial subjects he is usually wrapped up in with the media. Last month, TMZ released a series of videos of Bieber in a legal deposition for a lawsuit involving his bodyguard beating up another photographer. Earlier this year, he was arrested for a DUI charge in Miami, Florida. So news of Justin Bieber and Lil’ Wayne being photographed together in the recording studio is likely a welcome change from the barrage of notorious headlines for the singer.
By Jeffrey Harris