Marvin Jones has pipes, and he uses them to sing the actual songs that Justin Bieber rejects.
The 26-year-old wide receiver, who signed a five-year deal with the Lions in March after four seasons with the Bengals, told the Detroit Free Press on Thursday all about his music practice. Turns out he gets quite a hook-up from his cousin.
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"I have a little cousin that writes for a big company," Jones said. “She’s only 19. She writes under Ester Dean. She wrote a lot of Rihanna. All Rihanna songs and stuff like that early on, so she’s under her. She writes for people like Justin Bieber or Trey Songz and stuff like that. And stuff that they don’t take, she just give them to me."
This is where we playfully scoff at Bieber, assuming Jones can hit the notes better, anyway.
Jones, who according to the report has his own, full music studio at home, said he's had "a couple auditions and stuff like that" for his own music deal, but he doesn't plan to make his own tunes anytime soon.
"I’m probably not going to drop for a while,” Jones said. "You’ll probably hear it on some soundtracks, some movie, TV show soundtracks ... When you hear it, you’ll know."
Below are some clips of Jones singing, courtesy of his Instagram account. He is very good.
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