By Brad Wete
Updated August 05, 2011 at 04:32 PM EDT
Bieber Brown
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A few people feared for the worst when Justin Bieber first tweeted that he’d be working with bad boy Chris Brown last December. The two’s collab wound up being the gushy love cut “Next to You,” where they crooned that they’d stick by their girls through thick and thin. But this week a new cut with J.B. and Breezy features them singing rapping a different tune.

Before your head explodes, know that even though they’re known as pop singers, they’ve both dabbled with delivering their words in hip-hop fashion before. Brown even scored a smash this year as a rapper with “Look at Me Now,” rhyming alongside veterans Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.

And Bieber hopped on one of 2010’s hottest rap cuts, Vado’s “Speaking in Tungs,” and laced it with his own Tom Brady-dissing freestyle.

This time around, Bieber joins Brown on “Ladies Love Me,” a cut from Brown’s new (and first rap-focused) mixtape Boy in Detention. The David Banner-produced cut finds them rhyming about what they know best: girls, money, and toys. Listen to it after the jump.

“My bad/ I’m sorry/ I’m double-parked/ Yeah, that’s my Bugatti,” Brown raps from the top. The Biebs follows up brashly. “Baby, I’m not crazy/ I got swag like Patrick Swayze,” he claims. Then he goes on to describe what he’s wearing: “Louis V. high-tops with the skinny jeans.”

To their credit, they’re both solid rappers. though visions of them singing and doing choreographed dances still cloud our thoughts. What do you think of their raps? You can download the song and Brown’s Detention tape here. Should they stick to their day jobs? Or would you like to hear more? Let us know.

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