But Justin Bieber has worked with the rapper and said of Kanye in a recent interview with hip-hop magazine XXL: "He's not really an asshole like everyone makes him out to be."
Whoa. Dropping the A-bomb! Justin must be serious.
Granted, Bieber admits, West "can do bad things" and, yes, he can "make bad decisions." Overall, though? "He's really generally a good guy," Bieber said of the artist with whom he collaborated on "Runaway Love."
Give the Biebs credit - or scoff at his decisions - for being unafraid to align himself with stars who don't fit his squeaky clean image. There's Kanye here. And then there's the duet he produced with Chris Brown.