April Fools' Day provided a lot of jest and fun for those playing practical jokes on everyone, which basically includes every celeb, but Justin Bieber played a pretty good one when he told the Twittersphere that he would be joining One Direction as its new fifth member!
Ryan Seacrest told the Biebs on Twitter that he was excited to hear his new music and the "Home to Mama" singer responded, "@RyanSeacrest soon enough. Lol. Happy to be joining @onedirection as the new member. Thank you Ryan ;)." His manager, Scooter Braun, clarified the tweet before 1D fans could get into a tizzy LOL.
"Lol. April fools I guess," Braun responded to Seacrest, the boy band and Bieber.
But in an interview with On Air With Ryan Seacrest, the Biebs revealed one fact that was not an April Fools' joke: He's collaborating with Kanye West on his new album! Even though he has worked with him before on the 2010 remix of "Runaway Love," he decided to team up with Yeezy again because of his connections and talents.
"I've been in the studio with him for the past month or so," he dished. "He just pushes you. He definitely wants it to be my way and my direction and he doesn't want to steal what I want. That's why artists like to go to him, because he pulls something out of you that other people don't."
A Yeezus-Bieber collaboration sounds amazing, but when are the Beliebers going to get to hear it?! Apparently not for a while, but they will get a sneak peek when he performs at Wango Tango. The reason for the wait, he said, was because he doesn't want it to seem rushed.
"I just want to create the best piece of art that I can create, something that's really near and dear to my heart. I know there's a lot of stuff that I've been going through over the past few years. I just really want to bleed it on this record," he explained.
"I just want people to know that I'm not playing around, I'm not doing a record that's cookie-cutter, or doing something that I think people want to hear. I want to do something that I know that I can feel and people are going to feel it through my music.
He continued, "I'm pretty silent about what I've been going through, and just growing up in this life is hard. So I want to translate that."
Even though ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez's "The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants" is about her on-again, off-again relationship with Bieber, he made it clear that he wouldn't write a response song, but added she did act as a muse for some of it.
"I think a lot of my inspiration comes from [Selena]," he said. "It was a long relationship that created heartbreak and created happiness and a lot of different emotions that I wanted to write about. There's a lot of that on this album."