Behind The Scenes of Justin Bieber’s MJ-Inspired “Baby” Vid

Becky Bain | February 15, 2010 5:14 pm

Justin Bieber’s  “Baby” was delivered to the world less than a month ago, and it’s already his best-performing single. But “Baby” cries out for a sweet little video, and based on this sneak preview, that’s what our favorite Canadian hormone bomb has in store. See the heartthrob attempt to bowl! Watch the madly tweeting teen hit on his co-star! Witness Drake inexplicably stop by to show his support! It’s all after the jump. Behind the scenes – Justin Bieber “Baby”

Set in a bowling alley, the the video was loosely inspired by the King of Pop, Bieber explains. “We’re kind of going off of [‘The Way You Make Me Feel’] video by Michael Jackson, where I’m following her around and trying to get the girl,” says The Bieb. “I’m chasing her and she’s really, like, not interested.” Be careful comparing yourself to Michael Jackson, Justin — the last time somebody did that, they couldn’t exactly back it up.

For the record, here is what the teen pop star has to live up to:

Good luck, Bieber. You’ve got your work cut out for you.

Some naysayers might shrug off the Ferrari mascot as a flash-in-the-pan pop star, but he’s not only big enough to land the opening verse in “We Are The World,” Justin’s songs are inspiring their own cover versions. Indie electro/hip hop trio Menya did their own version of “Baby,” and not only did they give it an extra beat, they added some age-inappropriate naughtiness to it. (Inappropriate for Justin’s main demographic, anyway.)

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We like the synthesized take, as well as the the lyric switch from the repetition of the word “Baby” in the original into “let’s make some babies… I just want to bump and grind.” We’ll let Justin’s parents explain that one to him.