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Justin Bieber finds his flow on Chris Brown mixtape

August 5, 2011 | 12:39 pm

Who knew Justin Bieber had flow?

The singer flexed his rap skills when he joined frequent collaborator Chris Brown on a track off of Brown's 21-track hip-hop inspired mixtape "Boy in Detention," which he released for free Thursday evening.

Bieber pops up on “Ladies Love Me,” which samples Brown's hit "Look at Me Now." The track, along with Bieber's alter ego, Shawty Mane, became trending topics on Twitter.

As for his verse? Young Biebs -- sorry Shawty Mane -- takes over the short track with bars comparing his swag to Patrick Swayze, bragging about being "the truth," a penchant for Louis Vuitton high-tops and skinny jeans and name-checking Lauryn Hill. (Though we wish he'd pull a Jay-Z and boast about having the hottest chick in the (Disney) game wearing his chain.)

"Baby I'm yo doctor, I could be your rocker / Swagging I'm not bragging but I swear that I could rock ya," is just one of the choice lines for the singer.

Listen or download here, but be warned: Brown doesn't keep his rhymes as G-rated as Bieber does.


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-- Gerrick D. Kennedy


Photo: Chris Brown and Justin Bieber in the video for "Next To You." Credit: Screen shot from video.