No, please. Stop. Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus joined forces to record a newly leaked club anthem with lyrics as wide ranging as “Girl I can’t believe what you do to me” and “I valet the car.” Of course the song’s called “Twerk” and arrives on the heels of Cyrus’ controversial performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, where she showered viewers (and Robin Thicke) with several minutes of her signature dance.
The shortish song kicks off with the main hook, a bratty-sounding — and 100% believable — declaration from Cyrus: “I came up in this party time to twerk!”
From there, Bieber rolls in with some smoove crooning of his own, giving fans a lesson on how to approach women in the club. Ever the gentleman, the singer tells his lady to “take it slow” before encouraging her to get out on the dance floor and you-know-what.
“Hey pretty girl, tell me your name. The way that you move, baby I’m happy you came. I’ve been looking for ya for a while now. I would come and talk to ya but it’s [inaudible]. Baby we can take it slow. Don’t need nobody to know. Let me see you get out on the floor now. We gon’ party all night until it’s over.”
Later, Bieber picks up his car and they’re off to the next party. Aside from a brief appearance during the bridge (Miley sings “to me” and “closer” five times), Cyrus is pretty much on hook duty throughout the track. Bieber’s friend, rapper Lil Twist, orchestrated the duet, which was produced by Maejor Ali. Earlier this year Twist posted a single cover on Twitter.
It’s unclear if this is the final version or a work in progress, but being an unauthorized leak, the widely circulated YouTube and Soundcloud versions have already been taken down. Here’s a version that is still up as of press time.
This isn’t Cyrus’ first collaboration-news of the day, however. According to the New York Post, the singer has been working with Kanye West on a remix to one of his “Yeezus” tracks.