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21 June 2012, 09:04
The 'Boyfriend' star watched never before seen footage of Michael while recording the song.
Justin Bieber says his 'Believe' album track 'Die In Your Arms' was inspired by Michael Jackson.
The 'Never Say Never' singer worked with prolific producer Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins on the song, who produced Jackson's 2001 hit 'Rock My World', and says the late pop star was a big inspiration.
"Before I got in the booth, [Rodney Jerkins] showed me this hour-long video of Michael [Jackson] footage, never been seen before," Justin revealed during his Bieber Live special for MTV this week. "It's Michael's personality, him in the booth dancing.
"It's some really special stuff," Justin explained. "So me seeing that, going in there and being inspired and working with Rodney, who worked with Michael - it was incredible."
The 'Boyfriend' singer also spoke about his new album 'Believe' as a whole, and praised the writers, producers and artists who helped make the album happen.
He added: "I got to work with amazing artists like Drake, and I feel like the world, I don't know if they're ready for it."
Earlier this week Justin launched new album 'Believe' across the world, and held a fan signing in New York City on Tuesday (19th June) where he met thousands of his biggest fans.
View a picture of Justin Bieber signing autographs for fans this week below (Credit: PA):
Justin also recently spoke out about his latest record and confirmed he had a lot of creative control on the album and had written on all of the songs featured.
Justin Bieber wrapped his 'All Around The World' promotional tour earlier this week, after performing in cities across Europe, as well as playing Capital's Summertime Ball 2012 two weeks ago.