Legendary producer DJ Premier has caught heat this week by being the person allegedly responsible for not allowing pop sensation Justin Bieber appear in last week's BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher. DJ Premier's Blog had the following to say about the incident:
Don't get it wrong, DJ Premier doesn't have anything against Justin Bieber. The story goes like this, Justin Bieber asked if he could join the BET Cyphers '11 which was cool for Premo and the staff. DJ Premier doesn't care who joins the cyphers as long as you can spit dope verses everybody is allowed. But then Justin Bieber wanted Ludacris to write his rhymes and that wasn't allowed by DJ Premier. Thanks to DJ Premier the BET Cyphers are still spitting ryhmes on dope breaks like they used to do it on the streets... Word! (DJ Premier Blog via SOHH )MY THOUGHTS: I like Justin Bieber and i think it's cute that he likes Hip Hop and wants to be a part of it, however, in this situation i do believe DJ Premier definitely made the right decision. Justin is very talented but when it comes to Hip Hop, let's not get carried away. Placing him in the Cypher would have been a slap in the face to the many MC's who are lyricist and really deserve the shot.