'Boyfriend' Remix: 2 Chainz, Mac Miller, Asher Roth Rework Justin Bieber
If you happen to be a fan of the hook on Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" but not his "swag, swag, swag on you" rap verses, 2 Chainz, Mac Miller and Asher Roth have a special song for you. The rappers teamed up to remix Bieber's Hot 100 hit, each tackling a verse in the new version that was released on Thursday night (May 24).
2 Chainz starts it off with a few lines that rival Bieber's "I'ma make you shine bright, like you're laying in the snow/Brr" in terms of sheer absurdity, as he hollers, "I told her let's kick it!/Karate!" Miller may be the most on-point of the three, while Roth, who shares manager Scooter Braun with Bieber, is a little scandalous than the Biebs as he describes "Kisses to the forehead, and I slide my hands to second."
Although this remix of "Boyfriend" won't appear on Bieber's "Believe" album when it hits stores on June 19, a slew of prominent hip-hop artists will be included on the set. Drake, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj and Bieber's "Baby" collaborator Ludacris comprise the entire list of "Believe" guest stars.
The original version of "Boyfriend" comes in at No. 9 on this week's Hot 100, after Bieber performed the song at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.