In addition to Bieber, Braun also manages Kanye West, and recalled the bizarre way he started working with the 40-year-old rapper. "We'd been friends a long time. And all of a sudden -- one thing led to another -- and I told him, 'Look, I probably shouldn't manage you. We're friends. Better not doing' -- he goes, 'No, you need to be part of the team,'" he said, remembering his conversation with West. "And I said, 'Well, why don't we get together in a week and we'll see?' And, like, the next day, I get a phone call from Adidas and Def Jam saying, 'We were told to deal with you, that you're in charge.'"
Braun quipped, "I call Kanye and I said, 'I thought we'd talk in a week.' He goes, 'I don't have time to wait a week. You're in.' And that was that."