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Justin Bieber Used To Rap 2Pac Joints As An 8-Year-Old

Could you picture Biebs rollin'?

Justin Bieber showed his passion for hip-hop by rapping on Travi$ Scott's Rodeo this year, but that ain’t the first time JB’s flexed his love for rap. In fact, he’s been doing it since he was knee-high.

“I was always that fearless kid who would jump onstage or do whatever,” Bieber told Billboard. "My dad would be like, ‘Rap that 2Pac verse,’ and I’d do ‘Thugz Mansion’ -- I was probably 8.”

Could you picture little Bieber spittin' these rhymes?

"Thugz Mansion" features Nas, who, coincidentally enough, is also on Justin's new album Purpose.

What you won't find on there is a highly anticipated Kanye West/Bieber collab. According to the cover story, JB left a Yeezy/Rick Rubin song off the LP. The Biebs also reportedly passed on an early version of a DJ Mustard beat that eventually became Big Sean’s “IDFWU.” Still, with Esco, Big Sean and Travi$ Scott on the LP, there's sure to be plenty of hip-hop there.

Okay, so earlier, I asked if you could picture Biebs spittin' 'Pac's rhymes. If you said no to that, then, here ya go, because Justin's rapped 'Pac songs a few times in his career. Here are four examples:

  • "Thugz Mansion"
  • "Until The End Of Time" & "Thugz Mansion"
  • "Changes"
  • "Dear Mama"

Purpose is set to drop Nov. 13.