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DJ Premier Denies Banning Justin Bieber From BET Cypher

Despite an audio interview where DJ Premier explained how he refused to allow Justin Bieber a spot on the BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher, the legendary Hip-Hop producer denies he’s was the sole reason Bieber wasn’t allowed to spit his 16.

In the interview Premier said:

“Justin Bieber asked if he could do the cypher and everybody was worried that might mess up the integrity of BET,” Premier said.

“I was like yo, as 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. If you ain’t writing your own rhyme, you can’t do it, so Justin, you gotta take a backseat. Write your own rhymes, honey.”

Now that the story has hit the internet, DJ Premier is backing off of his statement.

Here’s what he said on Twitter:

Ok, maybe “ban” is a strong word. But we can say that Premier did have influence in keeping Bieber off of the BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher, whether Ludacris was going to write his rhymes or not.

Why won’t y’all let Shorty Mane be great?