Justin Bieber’s on-again-off-again lady love Selena Gomez has just covered Buju Banton’s 1995 dancehall classic “Champion” in an island-pop style.
The song is from Gomez’ new album Stars Dance which was released in July.
The 21-year-old uses Banton’s original lines, ‘Walk like a champion/ talk like a champion/ ram-pa-pa-pam-pam’ for her introduction and hook.
Banton, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence in the United States on drug-related charges, recorded Champion for producer Donovan Germain.
Gomez is among the most popular of the new wave American pop stars. She became a tabloid favourite through her romance with Canadian pop star Justin Bieber.
Her hit songs include “Come and Get It” and “Love You Like a Love Song”.
This goes to show that Buju Banton may be languishing behind bars, but his music cannot be contained.
Listen to “Like A Champion” by Selena Gomez below.