G.O.O.D. Music’s Common recently talked about his admiration for longtime friend Kanye West and explained what separates him from other high-profile musicians.

In Common’s perspective, Yeezy has stood out for always speaking his mind.

Fellow rapper Common says West “always spoke his mind. He would just say anything out of his mouth, like a child would. That’s just his way.” But he says West “helps people. He will put you on a project, connect you with this person, and he has done that. Honestly, I love and respect that.” (USA Today)

Check out what Kanye’s camp said about his laptop allegedly being stolen on the next page…

Despite the widespread coverage, Def Jam senior vice president Gabriel Tesoriero put an end to stolen laptop rumors surrounding Kanye a few days ago.

“The stories circulating that Kanye West’s laptop has been stolen are completely false,” he said in a statement. “His laptop has never been out of his possession. Hence, the laptop has not been hacked, and there has been no leak of personal data such as unreleased music, photographs, designs, videos or any other personal files. The leak today of the unreleased track ‘Awesome’ was unrelated and completely coincidental.” (The New York Times)

Buzz about Kanye’s laptop being taken from him emerged online early Wednesday (March 11).

They always say to watch out for pickpockets while traveling overseas, and it looks like that applies to laptops, too. Kanye West’s labelmate Malik Yusef has seemingly confirmed on Twitter that Kanye’s laptop was stolen during his trip to Paris, and that a “private investigation” is under way. Then, this morning, one song from the previously unreleased Kim Kardashian dedication “Awesome” mysteriously surfaced online. (Vulture)

Pop icon Madonna revealed her involvement on Kanye’s upcoming So Help Me God album

“[Kanye] ended up only working on four songs and then we wrote another song together, which is going to be on his record,” Madonna said referring to her music-making sessions with Kanye. (Complex)