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Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber collaboration in the works

Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber collaboration in the works

NEW MUSIC:Michael Jackson lives on in new music that is still being released. Photo: Associated Press

Music executive L.A. Reid is planning to combine vocals from Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber for a new track.

Epic Records Chairman and CEO Reid served as the executive producer of the King of Pop’s recently released posthumous album, Xscape, which features never-heard-before songs that Jackson recorded before his death in 2009.

Last year, a track titled “Slave 2 The Rhythm” featuring Jackson with additional vocals from Bieber leaked online, but it was quickly removed.

Because of the slip-up Reid, who signed the young singer to his first record deal in 2009, decided to scrap Bieber from the record and the track only features Jackson on the final cut of the album.

In an interview with “Access Hollywood,” Reid reveals that he was disappointed he had to take his young protege off the track, but promises a Jackson/Bieber collaboration will come in the future.

He said, “I signed Justin, so I feel a loyalty. I feel like I should protect him. That’s my relationship with him. But “Slave 2 The Rhythm” didn’t include him per my direction.

“If it hadn’t been leaked, it would have been featured but it sort of took the wrong turn. But you know what? We’re gonna revisit that. We’re going to revisit it and do something really special with Justin Bieber and Michael.”

Meanwhile, the single from “Xscape,” “Love Never Felt So Good” featuring Justin Timberlake, has been climbing up the U.S. charts, and the accompanying music video debuted on Wednesday, with new footage of Timberlake intertwined with old video clips of Jackson.

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