Justin Bieber on Working With Kanye West: 'I Just Sit and Listen'

Justin Bieber on Working With Kanye West: 'I Just Sit and Listen'

Bieber talks Yeezy, his five favorite MCs and more.

Published September 18, 2015

It’s not just fans who are enamored by Kanye West’s wisdom, fellow celebrities can learn a thing or two from the Chicago MC. Justin Bieber revealed that he’s even speechless when Yeezy comes around.

"Kanye’s a talker,” he told the French site Clique. “You get him in a room and he starts talking and ranting, I just sit and I listen. He’s been through a lot of stuff and he’s not just talking to talk, he’s obviously got something to say from his heart. When I hear that, I just sit and listen because he’s really smart."

The two collaborated for Bieber’s new project, though he’s not sure if the music will “make the album.” He described the sound as a “really cool New York vibe.”

For a pop star, Bieber is a big fan of hip hop. He also stayed neutral on the Drake vs. Meek Mill beef and named his five favorite MCs, though Ye did’t make the list. “Tupac, Mase, Nas, Biggie, Eminem,” said Bieber, adding, “I’d say Eminem is first.”  

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Written by Latifah Muhammad

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