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DJ Premier Bans Justin Bieber From Entering BET Cypher With Ghostwritten Verse


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#1 MC Coemgen

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 10:53 PM

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Bieber tried to get on the BET Hip Hop Awards cypher using a verse penned by Ludacris, only to be denied by DJ Premier.

The annual BET Hip Hop Awards has become known for showcasing various emcees in its various freestyle cyphers. DJ Premier has become somewhat of a curator in the cypher sessions, along with executives at BET. During a recent interview, DJ Premier spoke on how emcees get selected to participate and explained why he had to deny Justin Bieber from entering the cypher.

"They'll give me the list," Premier said of the emcees slated to be in the annual cyphers. "We have arguments upon arguments. Shout to Stephen Hill. Shout to Jesse Collins. Believe me, we be arguing over who should be on it and all of that. Lots of big fights over the phone."

While Preem acknowledged that he has some pull, he also noted that he doesn't have complete control of the cypher.

"Trust me, if I had a lot more pull through the whole situation, there'd be a lot of other emcees on there. But again, they look at it more with ratings and stuff like that. So, when you get some of the artists that people may be surprised to see on there, they're all more current in the Hip Hop world of today. So, they make sure they're in the cyphers."

Still, thoughts about ratings didn't come into play when dealing with Justin Bieber's request to be on the cypher. According to Premier, Bieber was not allowed to enter the cypher once it was learned that he planned to use a verse penned by Ludacris.

"Justin Bieber even asked if he could do the cypher. Everybody was worried that it might mess up the integrity of BET but I was like, 'Long as he got a dope rhyme, let him spit.' But, then we heard, 'He wants Luda to write his rhyme.' I was like, 'Oh, no, no, no, no, no.' If you ain't writing your own rhyme, you can't do it. So, Justin, you gotta take a backseat on that one. Write your own rhymes, honey. You gotta call him honey on that one."


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Posted 20 October 2011 - 11:24 PM

Funniest thing I've heard. Bieber doesn't deserve to enter the BET Cypher.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 09:47 AM

I'm just thrown off that Premier called him honey.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 09:14 PM

Justine Bieber has no business being on BET or hip-hop, period.
He should concentrate on being a 17yr. old dad with his trailer park,
meth addicted bride to be. It's as close as to happiness as it's gonna
get for this "Honey", bitches.


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Posted 20 November 2011 - 04:37 PM

Damn homie...he is a disgrace to be included in the awards; all because he was helped by Usher I believe. Damn homie, come on and at least write something on your own. This nig ga is lazy to even straight up cypher, but even more, wants someone to write for him. And he is "talented" in the twisted industry and to our society. Don't be callin' me a hater neither. If I hear swag and hater one more time...back then, real artists used to accept criticism. NOW if I say I dislike or criticize an artist. I'm a hater? That's peoples' only comeback today. My bad to go off on this one post, but just had to speak my mind real quick lol...I'll call that lil b*tch n*gga a honey too...