Buzz Bites (4/30/12): Kanye West And Justin Bieber Hit The Recording Studio

Justin Bieber and Kanye West hit the studio to work on Believe.

+ So, the rumor that Kanye West is working with Justin Bieber on his Believe album is true. Justin retweeted his friend Kenny Hamilton’s tweet of a photo from their late Friday night recording session. “Putting the finishing touches on the album and it’s gonna be special! @justinbieber @kanyewest #Believe,” Hamilton added. (Rap-Up)

+ Justin Bieber made Friday a doubly good night when he tweeted two versions of Believe cover art. The standard cover features a black-and-white photo of Biebs, and he revealed a sepia-toned version tweeting, ”and this is the DELUXE #BELIEVEalbumCover – #52DAYS – excited? expect the unexpected.” (MTV News)

+ Peep photos from Usher‘s appearance at the off-Broadway show “Fuerza Bruta,” where he also previewed songs from his forthcoming Looking For Myself. Justin Bieber (who apparently had a very busy Friday night) was also present. (Just Jared)

+ Check out Jack White performing “Ball & Biscuit” and “Sixteen Saltines” and watch an interview with the artist. Plus, Alabama Shakes do “Hold On” and “Hang Loose” during “Later With Jools Holland.” (Pitchfork)

+ Lady Gaga launched her “Born This Way” tour at Seoul, South Korea’s Olympic Stadium on Friday. Though there were some protests from Christian groups, 45,000 fans were treated to her 21-song set. (MTV News)

+ Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and John Legend attended the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. President Obama gave a shout-out to Young Jeezy during his speech. “In my first term I sang Al Green,” he said. “In my second term, I’m going with Young Jeezy.” (Billboard)

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