Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber collaboration in the works

Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber collaboration in the works

NEW MUSIC:Michael Jackson lives on in new music that is still being released. Photo: Associated Press

Music executive L.A. Reid is planning to combine vocals from Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber for a new track.

Epic Records Chairman and CEO Reid served as the executive producer of the King of Pop’s recently released posthumous album, Xscape, which features never-heard-before songs that Jackson recorded before his death in 2009.

Last year, a track titled “Slave 2 The Rhythm” featuring Jackson with additional vocals from Bieber leaked online, but it was quickly removed.

Because of the slip-up Reid, who signed the young singer to his first record deal in 2009, decided to scrap Bieber from the record and the track only features Jackson on the final cut of the album.

In an interview with “Access Hollywood,” Reid reveals that he was disappointed he had to take his young protege off the track, but promises a Jackson/Bieber collaboration will come in the future.

He said, “I signed Justin, so I feel a loyalty. I feel like I should protect him. That’s my relationship with him. But “Slave 2 The Rhythm” didn’t include him per my direction.

“If it hadn’t been leaked, it would have been featured but it sort of took the wrong turn. But you know what? We’re gonna revisit that. We’re going to revisit it and do something really special with Justin Bieber and Michael.”

Meanwhile, the single from “Xscape,” “Love Never Felt So Good” featuring Justin Timberlake, has been climbing up the U.S. charts, and the accompanying music video debuted on Wednesday, with new footage of Timberlake intertwined with old video clips of Jackson.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Cosby to be deposed in sexual abuse lawsuit


Bill Cosby was expected to testify under oath in a lawsuit brought by a woman accusing the veteran comedian of sexual abuse.

in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: Biopic ‘Steve Jobs’ competes against ‘Pan,’ ‘The Walk’


Here's a look at the movies set to open nationwide this weekend.

in Entertainment

‘Ant-Man’ sequel and three more Marvel movies are coming


The superhero universe will add three more as of yet unnamed movies by 2020.

in Entertainment

Carlton says there won’t be a ‘Fresh Prince’ reboot


Alfonso Ribeiro is adamant there will never be a TV reboot of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," because no one can take the place of their "cornerstone" James Avery.

in Music

WATCH: Keith Richards on ‘Crosseyed Heart’ and getting the Stones back in the studio


The Rolling Stones guitarist talks about the overwhelmingly positive response to his third solo album, and getting the Stones back in the studio for the first time in a decade.