There’s certainly no doubt that pop star Justin Bieber has a love for the Toronto Maple Leafs that is as high or higher than a lot of fans have for their favorite team. He’s got the luxury of having gotten to know the players based on his celebrity status, but it’s fair to say, household name or not, Bieber’s commitment to his hometown team is evident.
The Canadian superstar has paid tribute to his team with a new song and music video that was released on YouTube today. It’s a Maple Leafs-themed version of his new single that dropped a few days ago. It’s called, Hold On and you can bet hockey fans will be seeing a lot of it over the next few days.
Hold On is the fourth single from his sixth studio album, Justice, which is set to be released March 19. He called it a “love letter” to his team.
Morgan Rielly commented on the video and called him a super-talented guy and enjoyed the fact he got to spend time around the guys, getting to know the team. He’s become pretty good friends with many of them, Rielly included.
“It’s cool,” said Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen about Bieber’s new song. “Obviously Auston’s relationship with him is pretty tight, so it’s fun to have a musical talent like him be a big fan of us. And I think likewise, a lot of us appreciate his music.”
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Whether you like Bieber’s music or not, you’ve got to admit this is pretty cool. The players seem to think so too and one has to wonder if it will give the team a bit more motivation, or if it will do what other celebrity tributes and associations have in the past and jinx the team…
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