Justin Bieber wants to make jailbird dad a superstar rapper
London: Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber wants to turn his jailbird dad into a rap star.
The 16-year-old singer aims to use his music contacts to help father Jeremy become famous, reports the Daily Star.
The 36-year-old father, who raps about his life of drugs and crime, was absent for most of Bieber’s childhood.
But Bieber is out to build bridges and reckons giving his dad a springboard to rap success is the way to do it.
A source close to the singer said: “Justin knows all about his dad’s bad rep and that he’s been in and out of prison. But he wants to help him sort his life out.”
“Justin is one of the biggest stars in the world with lots of cash and the best contacts in the business. If he can’t make his dad a star then nobody can,” said the source.
Bieber also thinks Usher can help his old man become a chart topper like him.
The source said, “Justin credits Jeremy with giving him his musical genes and, despite their long separation, won’t hear a word against his dad. Jeremy has talent and his gritty raps are from his own experiences on the other side of the law.”
“He’ll appeal to a wide audience. With Usher on board the world is his oyster. And given how popular Justin is around the globe his dad will surely ride his coat tails and cash in too,” added the source.