Justin Bieber Reveals Cover Art For R. Kelly Collaboration, ‘PYD’


Justin Bieber will drop his collaboration with R. Kelly, titled PYD, this coming Monday as part of his Music Mondays series. Bieber dropped the single’s title and cover art via Instagram early Saturday (Nov. 16) morning.

The artwork doesn’t stray far from the magenta and white covers of the 19-year-old’s previous Music Mondays releases. Bieber first hinted of the collaboration in January after he shared a photo of him and R. Kelly in the lab. R. Kelly confirmed their collaboration this week during a sit-down with VIBE. “I just did a song [with him],” R. Kelly said. “[Justin] just called me to do a song and it’s hot. He wanted to go and do some R&B stuff so we got together and did that.” The Biebs, who has been releasing sultry and R&B-influenced tracks as part of his Music Mondays since last month, confirmed the track would drop soon with a link back to VIBE’s story. “PYD,” a play off of Michael Jackson’s “PYT,” stands for “Put You Down.” It is the seventh single in Bieber’s Music Mondays series. Other tracks in the collection include “Heartbreaker,” “All That Matters,” “Hold Tight,” “Recovery,” “Bad Day” and “All Bad.” It is the first in the set to feature a collaborator.