It appears that troubled producer Kanye West is still unofficially blacklisted in the music industry.
According to Hollywood Life, Even though Kanye and Justin chilled together in a studio back in February, the world’s most recognizable teen won’t have anything to do with Kanye’s new collaboration album with Jay Z.
Kanye, 34, reached out to Justin, 17, in order to have him work on Kanye’s upcoming collaboration album with Jay-Z, Watch The Throne. Even though the duo already has some high-profile guests lined up, including Beyoncé and Bruno Mars, they may not be able to land the teen sensation, a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
“Justin likes Kanye’s music, but he’s worried he’s done too many controversial things and it would hurt his image,” a source close to Justin’s management says. “Between the sex scandals, political gaffes and interrupting Taylor Swift, Kanye is known as a genius but a big risk to associate with!”
Justin and Kanye sort of collaborated in the past when Kanye remixed Justin’s hit song, “Runaway Love” with old school rapper Raekwon. But apparently Justin declined to work with the “Monster” rapper, or Jay Z, on any current project.