First they collaborated on “Eenie Meenie,” and then they hit the road together on Justin Bieber’s My World Tour . Now, the pair are set to release a mixtape together — which Kingston teased would feature Biebs’ sweet vocals and some rhymes.
“It should be out in, like, three weeks,” Kingston told MTV News. “It’s amazing! It’s the exclusive. Justin Bieber, Sean Kingston, it’s called Our World. It’s amazing.”
Kingston even teased a song or two fans will hear on the soon-to-be-released mixtape of covers. “We did [Travie McCoy's] ‘Billionaire.’ We did [Soulja Boy Tell'em's] ‘Pretty Boy Swag.’ We did so much stuff. We just took the beat over and made it our own.”
In fact, Bieber, who has rapped at times, will be displaying his skills on the mixtape. “Yeah, he’s doing some rapping,” he teased. “[He's] pretty tight, nice for someone who doesn’t do it that much.”
Until the mixtape hits the shelves, Kingston is gearing up to support his pal at the VMAs, where Bieber is performing and up for Best New Artist. And he even has a date in mind. “I think I’m gonna [bring] my mom,” he said. “After the VMAs, I drop her back off, and then it’s time to party.”
Speaking of that party known as the VMAs, the night’s host, Chelsea Handler, admitted that Bieber’s music really speaks to her. “He knows so much about romance,” she said. “If you listen to the lyrics of ‘Baby, Baby, Baby,’ or is it just called ‘Baby’? I have to say it three times, ’cause it makes my heart thump. He’s obviously been around the block. I mean, I don’t know why he’s pretending he’s not a sexual deviant, because he is.”
The 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday. The party starts with MTV News’ VMA Pre-Show at 8 p.m., followed by the main event at 9 p.m. ET/PT.