It was almost inevitable: here is Justin Bieber rapping over "Otis," the hit from Kanye West and Jay-Z's collaborative "Watch the Throne."

Power 106 in Los Angeles nabbed the 17-year-old pop star for a few and posted the video today (Nov. 2) of his verse. No, it's not a "freestyle," but it is the fedora-wearing singer rapping nonetheless. He's dripping honeys, FYI.

Bieber is promoting his new "Under the Mistletoe" holiday album this week; it dropped yesterday, and is featured in HitFix's new Christmas album roundup.

Bieber has told press before that he admires Justin Timberlake: is this another step toward that sort of career, or away?

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After five years as a columnist and editor at Billboard, Katie Hasty joined HitFix in 2009 for music and film reporting out of New York. The Midwest native has worked as a writer, music promoter and in A&R since 1999 and performs with her band Numbers And Letters.