LISTEN: Justin Bieber Unplugs and Covers Justin Timberlake’s ‘Cry Me a River’
While on his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber took an acoustic break on Wednesday during his show in Louisville and sweetly crooned a rendition of Justin Timberlake’s 2002 breakup hit “Cry Me A River.” It’s pretty amazing, actually – click above to hear it!
Bieber has always been a big JT fan and now that he’s evolved his sound, Biebs told MTV last year that he feels he and Timberlake have had similar musical transformations in their careers.
“Look at Justin Timberlake. You know, he was in NSYNC and of course they had an amazing sound but it was also, it was young. It was for teenagers,” Bieber explained. “And I feel when he transitioned and started making ‘Sexy Back’ and stuff, he really found something that was unique to what he was feeling and what he wanted to do. So I think it takes time as an artist to develop your style and develop what you like and what you don’t like.”
Oh, and in other Bieber news, he is getting called out by Shady Music Facts on Twitter for posting a comment about Prince, whose death today has shocked the world. An Instagram user wrote a nice tribute, calling Prince the “last of the greatest living performers,” to which Justin replied on the post, “Well not the last greatest living performer.” Oh, Biebs.