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Justin Bieber’s Tendentious ‘MLK Interlude’

Justin Bieber hopes to bring together people instead of creating a wider gap in our society by Including an interlude focused on spreading awareness about justice in his latest album.

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On March 19, 2021, Justin Bieber released his 6th album — Justice. It gained attention for its 16 featured tracks, with an interlude that showcases his creativity and charisma. This is the second album since Justin has been in the spotlight for his substance abuse and suicidal ideations. 

Justin Drew Bieber, better known as JB, is a Canadian singer who has been in the spotlight since releasing his first pop songs in 2009. He appeals to younger audiences with his fresh face and catchy lyrics. Since then, he has risen to be a global phenomenon with fans all over the world, making him one of the youngest and influential figures of this generation. 

This singer songwriter has been able to create six albums in total and has sold over 150 million records worldwide. He hit the billboards strong with tracks, such as Where are U Now, Sorry, and Despacito. 

Natalia Navarro, a senior student at SIlver Creek High School, has some thoughts about his album. She finds it peculiar that he follows his general pattern of creating songs that are repetitive. Yet, this album stood out because of the interlude.

His songs feature sections that address his strong belief in God, growth from his younger self, and his present state of happiness with his wife, Hailey Bieber. When he wrote this album, he hoped to inspire many of his fans to hold on to hope.

During a BillBoard’s interview, he claims, “I want to continue the conversation of what justice looks like so we can continue to heal,” for his response to the current racial inequality. He wants to help pull people together instead of dividing them even more.

Bieber expressed that the reason for creating this album revolved around a short part of Martin Luther King Juniors’s quote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Adding in this quote helps Bieber share and address the unfair systematic racism that resulted in killings of Breonna Taylors, George Floyd, and many others.

Justin Bieber had come forward publicly on his view of Canada’s education system, claiming that Black History was never a part of what they learned in school. Feeling the need to become more educated on the subject, he included the interlude as a means to show his social views on the racial problems of today.

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