Justin Bieber Channels Michael Jackson in "Boyfriend" Teaser

Posted Monday April 9, 2012 9:00 PM GMT

He's always been vocal about his role models, but Justin Bieber took it to a new level by showing his fans how Michael Jackson has been an inspiration in a teaser for his hit single "Boyfriend".

The 19-year-old released the third teaser for the music video to "Boyfriend" and, in it, he shows off his silhouette in a classic Jackson pose with his legs crossed and extending his arm for a finger snap.

Bieber sat down for an "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" interview and opened up about how the late pop singer inspired him to write songs on his new album "Believe".

Admitting that his music career is taking a bit of a turn, Justin explained, “The music is very fresh, but it’s also I’m taking a lot from old school music, a lot of Michael Jackson is inspired in this album. A lot of old R&B. A lot of old pop. Just stuff that I feel I can bring into, but also make fresh and new.”

Although there is no set date for the release of his music video to "Boyfriend," the Canadian sensation is keeping busy while working on new material. as he tweeted, "now headed to a COVER SHOOT with big bro @UsherRaymondIV - we got duets on both of our albums coming".

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