Kanye West has rubbed a few people the wrong way, namely Pres. George W. Bush -- remember "George Bush doesn't like black people"? -- and country star Taylor Swift -- who could forget "Yo Taylor I'm really happy for you, I'mma let you finish but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time." But not everyone thinks the 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' creator is a pompous jerk.

In the July/August 2011 issue of XXL magazine, Justin Bieber is squashing thoughts that West is a bad guy. "I got to be in the studio with him and work with him and see how he works and talk to him-and talk to him as a friend, and not like someone [in] business," Bieber said. "He's not really an a------ like everyone makes him out to be. I mean, he can, he can do bad things, but he's really generally a good guy."

Hip-hop fans took some jabs at the veteran producer when he tapped the younger Bieber to appear on a remix to 'Runaway Love,' which also featured Wu-Tang Clan rhymer Raekwon.

It's obvious that West is fond of the crooner based off their past working relationship. Bieber, who came up under Usher's tutelage, returns the sentiments. "He can make bad decisions, you know, as well as everyone can," the 'Somebody to Love' singer revealed, "but generally I think he is a good guy."

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