Justin Bieber has been keeping a relatively low profile in the past several months, offering tease after tease at potential new music, as well as a couple features, since his appearance at Coachella 2019. This week, the singer offered a new musical possibility, posting a photo with Kanye West and sparking rumors of a potential new collaboration.
On Wednesday, according to Billboard, Bieber posted three photos to Instagram featuring himself, West, and Ray Romulus, a member of the production team the Stereotypes. In the photos, the artists crouch in a room with mirrors on the floors and artful neon lighting. Bieber captioned one photo “It’s lit” and the other “Every where [sic] that I go it’s a light show I’m surrounded bust down bust down bust down bust down bust down bish I’m drownin,” quoting A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's song "Drowning."
Subsequently, fans took to speculating the photos indicated that Bieber and West would be working on a collaborative music video--though neither they nor Romulus have made any such announcements as of yet.
Previously, Bieber has offered hints at his upcoming musical efforts, mentioning a new album during an appearance with Ariana Grande and appearing on “I Don't Care" with Ed Sheeran. Per Billboard, his most recent hint came in a tweet when he mentioned that he had joined Chinese social media app Weibo, saying, “Look forward to sharing more. Some good music coming.”
While we can’t say for sure whether West and Bieber are collaborating, signs do seem to point towards it--we don't know what other reason they might have for posing in a neon-lit room with mirrors everywhere.