Justin Bieber on Vado's "Speakin' In Tongues"

The teeny bopper explains what made him want to rap over a gritty underground track.

Posted: 02/05/2011 03:43 PM EST

Justin Bieber's hip-hop.

Sure, his music is labeled pop on iTunes, but JB has been showing love to rap music from day one.

He tapped Ludacris for a guest verse on his highest-charting single to date, "Baby." He referred to Raekwon by his nickname, the chef, during a Twitter conversation with Kanye West. He has his own line of headphones, Just Beats, in conjunction with Dr. Dre's Beats By Dre headphones line.

Yes, Bieber's fans have come to expect him to rub elbows with rappers, but no one saw his freestyle over Vado's "Speaking In Tongues" coming.  [Watch Here]So what made Biebz want to rap over Slime's underground hit?

"I just wanted to have fun," JB told BET.com. "I was just having fun in the studio. He played the track and I liked it, so I was just like, cool, I'll do it."

All things considered, JB's freestyle was ok, but perhaps he's more suited to collaborate with rappers than spit himself.

Don't miss Justin Bieber on "106 & Park" tonight at 6 PM/6C.

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