Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” meets ‘NSYNC’s “Girlfriend” in DJ Raheem D’s video mash-up that weave together seamlessly with similar hip-hop beats, lyrics, fancy cars, and dancing in parking lots with pretty girls.
Should I mention that the videos are separated by over a decade?
Now no one is saying that Bieber is lifting from the heartthrob boy band but you can’t ignore the similarities—which we’ll call homage—but when MTV’s Sway recently compared the two videos Bieber said he hadn’t seen “Girlfriend” and that “I just feel like my music is going a completely different route”
Let’s hope that that route is the Justin Timberlake path to musical genius and not the Joey Fatone road to mediocrity.
Now check out the mash-up and tell us what you think?