Published Mar 31, 2015Canadian pop pipsqueak Justin Bieber spent 2014 doing all kinds of terrible bullshit, including a September arrest for dangerous driving and assault in Stratford, ON. This year, he's attempting to make a comeback and has nearly finished his first new album in three years.
The record should probably be called Biezus, because the album is being produced by Kanye West and Rick Rubin. Speaking with USA Today, the 21-year-old with a teenage moustache said the album's nearly complete and will replace an album that he recently scrapped.
"I'm finishing up the album now, working with Kanye and Rick. I'm not rushing it, I'll just wait until it's totally done," the boy said of his music. "I don't want to say 'it's different,' because that's what everyone says. But it is different, it's a grown-up version of Justin and I think people will be shocked."
The new music is part of Bieber's bid to be likeable. In fact, he scrapped a full album because it was too dark.
"What you are thinking about all the time is what you write, and now that I'm thinking about more positive things, it completely changes my music," he said. "I had to re-do my whole [new] album. It was done but it didn't match up to where I am now and where my head's at. I want to tell my story, but I also want to give people hope. I lost hope for a while, I was in a dark place, but it's about getting out of that rut. It's about knowing there's sunshine on the other side."
Before he could launch a proper career resurrection, of course, Bieber first had to be crucified. That certainly happened last night (March 30), when he was the subject of a Comedy Central Roast. Hosted by Kevin Hart, the event saw the likes of Hannibal Buress, Natasha Leggero, Snoop Dogg, Shaquille O'Neal, Ludacris and Jeff Ross rip the young man a new one for two hours straight.
If you feel like enjoying some extremely off-colour humour at work, you can relive the entire roast here.