Poison Pen: When Ghostwriters Strike

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Jesus Walks...With a Ghostwriter

Kanye's many monologues (or "rants," if you will) are all his own, but it's no secret that he uses ghostwriters for his music. One of his first hits, "Jesus Walks," was co-penned by Rhymefest. 

(Photos from left: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images, Paul Natkin/WireImage)

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