I know: you’re thinking, “Really, Sarah? Eleven whole hours since the site’s last post and there’s nothing better to talk about than Justin Bieber and his stupid video?” to which I’d answer, “Yes.”
The thing that I really want to talk about, though, is not the teaser, because I’m sorry, I just can’t get myself all hyped up over Justin Bieber standing in the moonlight like he’s some kind of modern-day Michael Jackson. First, it’s too early in the day. Second, it’s too early to be looking for the “next” Michael Jackson. I’m still reeling from the real Michael Jackson‘s death, and that was almost three years ago. Let’s let sleeping dogs lie, OK? No, the thing that I want to talk about is the obsession that his fans have over him, so much so to the point where they post comments like this in the YouTube forum where I ripped this video from. Here’s the number one-ranked comment (out of approximately 7,006 comments, which are probably more even by now):
Mom: What the f-ck? was that?
Me : That was Justin Bieber Boyfriend video teaser 3#. Did u like it?
Mom: WHAATTT?!?! Did I like it.. I’m Believer now !
me: Lets to the believer dance :D
Does it get better than that? Well yes, it does. Little Justin himself claims that the new album, ‘Believe’, has a lot more rap on it (probably courtesy of his rapping alter-ego, “Shawty Mane,” and I want to kill myself for even having typed that – twice in a year is way, way too much). From MTV:
When Justin Bieber dropped “Boyfriend,” he definitely channeled his rapper alter ego Shawty Mane on the verses, spewing lyrics like, “If I was your boyfriend, I’d never let you go/ I can take you places you ain’t never been before/ Baby take a chance or you’ll never ever know/ I got money in my hands that I’d really like to blow/ Swag swag swag, on you.”
The song now has many fans wondering whether more rapping will appear on his upcoming album, Believe. When MTV News caught up with the teen star on the set of his “Boyfriend” video, he shared just how much rapping will make the final cut.
“There’s not a lot of rapping on the album,” he said. “As people know, I’m a singer, and I don’t want to get people confused with that, but it’s something that I love to do, so you guys will definitely hear more of it.”
So, what ruined your day the most – the fact that the video’s still not quite here, the fact that YouTube commenters are … well, they’re scary, or that there’s not a lot of rapping on the album, but – oh! light at the end of the tunnel – you’ll still hear “more of it” down the road? I know I’m throwing a lot of different things at you guys first thing in the morning, but when it comes to Justin Bieber, I just know that there’s nothing we can’t handle together.