Justin Bieber has been all over the place recently, namely, South America, where he has caused a commotion nearly everywhere he’s performed. In Brazli, he was charged with vandalism for spray-painting a monkey on a wall; the papparazzi spied him leaving a world-famous Brazilian brothel with two women in tow; he stepped on a Venezulean flag during a performance and later apologized for it (a conviction for “disgracing a flag” in Venezuela can carry a four-year sentence); and, of course, he was surreptitiously videotaped sleeping (and cuddling his snapback) by a Brazilian woman many believe to be one of the aforementioned sex workers.
All the problems associated with the tour threaten to overshadow some of Bieber’s most sonically progressive work in years. Each Monday for the past seven weeks, Bieber has been releasing a new song in the Yeezy GOOD Friday-inspired #MusicMondays series. For his latest cut, “PYD,” Justin teams up with R. Kelly to get the most sexually explicit we’ve ever heard him. Over spare, atmospheric synths and minimalist production, Bieber coos, “Prepare yourself, I’ma put you down.” And then, to prove his passion won’t be constrained by location, he stresses it could be, “on a plane, a train…an automobile: it doesn’t matter.” Yes, he’s only 19, but his mind is older.
And Kellz, fresh off a controversy-courting SNL performance with Lady Gaga, gets his Gil Grissom on, telling a fictional woman, “I’ve been doing foresincs on your body in this club,” which is certainly one of the boldest statements a man can open with in a nightclub, but probably not the boldest opener Robert has used. Regardless, don’t try this at home (or in the club), kids.