Teenage pop star Justin Bieber has come to the defense of controversial rapper Kanye West and promised that the eye-catching entertainer is a joy to work with.
Acknowledging the negative press Ye has generated, Biebs said Kanye is a good guy overall.
“I got to be in the studio with him and work with him and see how he works and talk to him–and talk to him as a friend, and not like someone [in] business,” the Biebs said. “He’s not really an a**hole, like everyone makes him out to be. I mean, he can, he can do bad things, but he’s really generally a good guy. He can make bad decisions, you know, as well as everyone can — but generally I think he is a good guy.” (XXL Mag)
Last month, Bieber denied reports claiming he no longer had an interest to work with Ye.
“some rumors…i just dont know where they come from. me and @kanyewest are good. This right here is just FALSE -http://t.co/BEphwjS,” he tweeted June 15th. (Justin Bieber’s Twitter)
Recent rumors claimed Bieber was swaying away from Ye to protect his brand.
“Justin likes Kanye’s music, but he’s worried he’s done too many controversial things and it would hurt his image,” a source alleged. “Between the sex scandals, political gaffes and interrupting Taylor Swift, Kanye is known as a genius but a big risk to associate with!” (Digital Spy)
Additional reports claim West recruited Bieber to appear on his upcoming Watch the Throne LP.
We’re happy to hear this because we heard that Kanye, 34, reached out to Justin, 17, in order to have him work on Kanye’s upcoming collaboration album with Jay-Z, Watch The Throne. Justin has unofficially worked with Kanye before, as the rapper remixed Biebs’ song “Runaway Love” with Raekwon. (Hollywood Life)
Check out Kanye West & Justin Bieber’s “Runaway Love” remix down below: