This may not be the most obvious musical pairing and it may not be the best execution.
I mean, compare these charts:
You have to applaud the range of musicality that Kanye brings to 2015's Glastonbury festival. In that insane looking world of torn flags flying high, you know that Queen is one way to bring everyone together and remember Wanye's World.
Kanye and Freddie 4 ever.
"It's hard to believe that gay American's acheived full constitutional personhood, just five years after corporations did."
If this video is anything, besides being hilarious, it's a sign that you can take the Colbert out of the Report, but you can't take the Report out of the Colbert. It seems like politics will still play at least some part in his ongoing public persona, even if his beard will not.
It was kind of weird when Skrillex and Diplo joined forces for this new Jack Ü thing they put together last year. But the addition of Justin Bieber creates some far stranger triforce of popular music that will probably set your teeth on edge or bring you spiritual transcendence.
Still, it's an enjoyable summer song and a pretty interesting video. A building of people paint over Bieber's sad puppy brow and myriad tattoos frame by frame making something collaborative and sometimes mocking.
Who knows what Bieber is doing now with his public persona. But there have been far worse contenders for song of the summer in the past few years.