Justin Bieber Absolves Kanye West of All Sins
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Despite My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy's universal acclaim, some people (like, for one, G.O.O.D. Music turncoat Consequence) still like to portray Kanye as a selfish jerk.
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Well, that's a thing of the past now: Speaking to XXL, Justin Bieber confirms he has collaborated with 'Ye, and then makes it clear beyond a reasonable doubt that West is an upstanding dude.
Says Bieber: "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.
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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."
Wait, hold on a second — did Bieber just say a--hole? [XXL]
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