Justin Bieber Denied Request to Partake in BET Cyphers
Eminem and his crew were the stars during the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards cyphers, a portion of the show in which rappers present freestyle verses to the world. But if Justin Bieber had his way, he might have been participating as well.
"Justin Bieber even asked if he could do the cypher," he said. "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."
After his initial comments, DJ Premier took to Twitter to say that he didn't block Bieber from performing and that he didn't even have to power to do so. "I can't ban nobody, I just stress my honest opinion on all my sh--," he wrote.
Ludacris further tweeted that he had no intention of writing Bieber's verse, saying, "My Lil homie @justinbieber loves hip hop & at no point was I supposed to write his cypher flow. #getyafactsright"
So it's not clear who, exactly, felt Bieber wasn't cypher-worthy, but somebody kept the 'Never Say Never' singer from taking part. Keep writing, Justin, and maybe you'll get your chance next year!