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Kanye West lets amateur rapper finish, offers him a job

Yeezy taught him.


Greg Seals


Posted on Feb 12, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 1:40 pm CDT

Thanks to his post-Grammys rant, we’ve all become acutely aware of the fact that Kanye West thinks of himself as a champion for creativity and true artistry. But when it comes down to it, does Yeezy actually have compassion for artists struggling to make a name for themselves in the industry?

If his interaction with amateur rapper Cameron Grey serves as any indication, he actually does. Over the weekend, pre-Grammys stage storming, West was leaving a Big Sean show in Los Angeles accompanied by Justin Bieber when he was approached by the young artist. Though Ye’s security was dismissive, Grey’s pleas seemed to strike a nerve with the rapper and he was asked to spit a few versus on the spot. 

After Grey unleashed his freestyle, West asked the aspiring rapper to perform one of his written rhymes as Bieber chimed in from the background adding “spit some more bars.” 

After the artist nervously delivered a few more verses Yeezy posed an unexpected question, asking “Would you be open to start off as, like, an assistant?” Grey offered a resounding yes in response telling the rapper “I just wanna learn, man.” Later that evening Grey took to Twitter to share his excitement over the brush with fame.

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Though it remains unclear if West has actually reached out to make good on his job offer, Grey has certainly felt his star shine brighter since the interaction. Hoodie Allen reached out to offer his kudos and on Wednesday, both T.I. and Lil Wayne posted about the aspiring artist’s run in with Yeezy on their respective Facebook pages. 

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But don’t take Kanye’s word for it, judge the rapper and his work for yourself. 

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*First Published: Feb 12, 2015, 2:18 am CST