Kanye West Is Not Officially Managed by Scooter Braun, According to Reps
Reports are floating around today (March 31) that Kanye West is now being managed by Scooter Braun, the same guy who manages Justin Bieber. A source in Kanye's camp has told XXL that Scooter is not officially managing Kanye at this time. They're just working together as friends and Scooter is acting as a consultant to Kanye.
Nonetheless, something might be up. In recent weeks Kanye has been vocal about his love for Bieber - and physical too. Aside from telling the world that "What Do U Mean" was his favorite song of 2015, Kanye was caught dancing to the song at a couple recent Bieber shows in L.A.
In the aftermath of the original release of The Life of Pablo, it was also reported that Justin Bieber originally freestyled on album opener "Ultralight Beam" but did not make the final cut.
“In his freestyle he said, ‘This is an ultralight beam," Fonzworth Bentley told Fader. “He sings that and was singing the melody. Then Chance catches the vibe. A lot of what ended up in his verse was from this freestyle—as far as his patterns and some of the words. There weren’t that many words, more so vibes and patterns. Then Justin got on the mic and sang some acapella. It was free flow. It was creativity. It was about 8 in the morning at this point. Ye had a bed set up at the studio and so he would usually take a nap for an hour or an hour-and-a-half, go to the gym, and then come right out.”