Here’s The Backstory On The Justin Bieber + Kanye West Collabo That Wasn’t Released

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Add this to the list of could/would have been for the LP.

There’s no denying that Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo saw revision after revision after revision, and it appears as if Justin Bieber could have been part of the long-awaited LP if not for another, well, revision.

Speaking with The FADER, multi-talent Fonzworth Bentley revealed that the Biebster was set to be included on Ye’s “Ultralight Beam,” offering the cut a freestyle that would eventually get shelved.

As the story goes, songwriter Poo Bear, who worked with JB on many Journals and Purpose cuts, received a call from Bentley while he was at the studio with the pop titan. “Justin hops on the phone and is like, ‘Tell Yeezy whatever he needs I got it.’ So Justin comes through and we vibed on that,” he recalled. “And then ‘Ye went right in. ‘Ye was like, ‘Let’s all catch a freestyle.’

Justin’s freestyle was a straight-up a capella and a total “free flow” as Bentley recalled. “It was creativity. It was about 8 in the morning at this point,” he continued.

Even though the Biebster’s feature on “Ultralight Beam” would end up tossed to the side, the opening LP cut didn’t go without some star-studded contributions from Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin and Chance the Rapper.

Watch Kanye West perform “Ultralight Beam” on “Saturday Night Live” below!

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