Justin Bieber is working on a rap mixtape! For realz!
Now I get why he introduced us to his rap altar-ego “Shawty Mane” last month! According to MTV, Biebs is working on a mixtape with Young Money rapper Lil Twist.
He said, “Justin's a rapper now, so he's gonna be goin' in."
"It's in the works," Twist told Neon Limelight. "We got a few records done, and every time we talk, we actually talk about this mixtape."
JB talked about how he came up with his rap name, saying, "I don't know, me and my friends were just messing around and they were like, 'Shawty Mane,' and I was like, 'Yeah, that'll be my nickname.'
“Shawty Mane is just like a funny character. You know, Justin Bieber is not a rapper, and it would just be lame if I came out rapping. It's lame anyway because I'm like a pop singer, but I thought it was funny, I just did it as a joke. It wasn't like anything serious."
Sounds like it’s getting a little more serious now! Rappers take their names very seriously, Justin! They don’t let just anyone make their own mixtape!