French Montana Teases Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey ‘Coming Soon,’ Music Collaboration?

So what would a French Montana, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Detail (a.k.a. Noel Fisher) music collaboration sound like?

We may not have long to find out if an Instagram photo first teased by French Montana on Friday morning is an indication that this superstar lineup is about to drop a surely epic new song.

The Bad Boy rapper tweeted the pic of himself with the legendary Mariah Carey, Prince of Pop Justin Bieber, and Detroit-native producer and artist Detail with the loaded caption — “Coming soon!!”

Mariah re-shared the snap with the same “Coming soon” note. The songstress tagged in Justin, Montana, and the Grammy award winning producer Eric Hudson who worked with Bieber on his free download 2014 track “We Were Born For This.”

She also tagged in Joey Arbagey, a Carey collaborator during the making of the six-times platinum The Emancipation of Mimi, and who is now executive VP A&R at Epic Records, where Mariah is currently signed.

So is a musical team-up of these massive names on the cards? “Coming soon” certainly suggests that.

In the picture, which was taken in a recording studio, French Montana is seen signing up and standing next to a beaming Mariah who looks off-camera. Right next to Mimi is Detail, who also seems distracted by something happening out of shot. As for the Biebs, the 21-year-old isn’t seen smiling, but was doubtless psyched to be in this mix.

Update: Hours after this report published, TMZ claimed Bieber “crashed” Montana and La Carey’s Hollywood studio session and laid down vocals after he “confessed” to Mariah that he was a “huge fan.” This apparently prompted Mariah to play the song they were working on. The Biebs’ vocals will reportedly be featured on the final version of the track.

The dodgy part of TMZ’s story, which might suggest the gossip website is editorializing, is the idea that Justin “confessed” to Mariah that he’s a “huge fan.” This is something Carey would already know, given that she and Justin collaborated in 2011 on a duet reworking of her 1994 hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You” for the then 17-year-old’s 2011 Xmas album Under the Mistletoe.

In addition, Bieber was at the studio with the singer Pia Mia, who he’s been writing with for her material. Mutual pal Kylie Jenner was also in tow. So it’s possible this was much less a “crash” scenario, and more a case of Bieber popping his head in on a session of people he knows well.

Moving on. Detail dropped a French Montana-featuring remix of Beyoncé’s “7/11” banger for Knowles’ album re-release, Beyoncé: Platinum Edition in December.

Fast forward to May this year, Montana — who is a Bieber pal — told MTV News that he and Lil Wayne recorded a song with Justin for Weezy’s Tha Carter V album. That album has been withheld by Cash Money Records, who are now suing Jay Z’s TIDAL service for $50 million for streaming cuts from Wayne’s recently released FWA (Free Weezy Album).

Meanwhile, while the world awaits confirmation of highly probable Montana-Bieber-Carey-Detail release, the Biebs is now on #Day28 of the countdown to the drop of his anticipated single “What Do You Mean?” The track will be the first outing from his fourth studio album after 2012’s Believe, his last full studio album.

As might be expected, Justin Bieber fans took to Twitter to express seemingly unanimous excitement about the young icon’s Instagram appearance with Carey and Montana.


— jordan (@biebsuschrist) July 31, 2015

@MariahCarey @justinbieber What are y’all up to?

— Gab (@divinemoves) July 31, 2015


— Hanne (@kidrauhl_hanne) July 31, 2015


— jordan (@biebsuschrist) July 31, 2015

imagine their collab

— nessa (@biebersreaIest) July 31, 2015

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