The Baby singer teamed up with Kanye and top rap producer Rick Rubin on tracks which were due to be featured on his forthcoming record Purpose.

Justin had previously been enthusiastic about the planned collaboration with Kanye, describing the track as having a "really cool New York Vibe", but the Canadian pop star subsequently abandoned the project and the song remains unfinished.

"Kanye and Rubin were a part of the process, but they don't have any records on the album," Justin tells Britain's KISS FM radio station. "The Kanye song I did, we never finished it. It was just kind of going in a different direction."

Although Purpose, which is released on 13 November (15), will be without contributions from the two hip-hop superstars, it does include songs featuring rappers Travi$ Scott and Big Sean.