Who Said It: Kanye West or Justin Bieber?

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Think you’ve heard it all from Kanye West and Justin Bieber? Show us your swagger and ace this "who said it" quiz.

"I wear black diamonds instead of regular ones because I'm not flashy, just flossssy."

Justin Bieber talks about his "swag," including a cross made of black diamonds in a March 2011 Rolling Stone interview. In 2011, Bieber sold 6.9 million digital tracks and 3.4 million albums, netting the young star over $5.5 million for the year.

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"I am Warhol! I am the No. 1 most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. Walt Disney, Nike, Google."

Kanye West was responsible for this rant about his talent and the fashion industry during a 2013 radio interview. West got his start in fashion by designing shoes for Louis Vuitton in 2009.

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"I hate paparazzi. They're stalkers with a camera. If someone's following you, that's automatically a crime, but if they have a camera, it's okay? I don't agree with that at all."

Justin Bieber gave this opinion on paparazzi when discussing moving to Los Angeles in Rolling Stone magazine in 2011. Bieber has had several run-ins with paparazzi, including a case in Miami, Florida, that was settled before going to trial. The details of the settlement are confidential.

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"My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live."

Yes, Kanye West actually said, "My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live," during a performance for "VH1 Storytellers" in 2009. The performance by West originally aired on Feb. 28, 2009, and a live album was released on Jan. 5, 2010.

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"It's only led me to complete awesomeness at all times."

When Kanye was asked about his impulsive behavior, he responded by saying, "It's only led me to complete awesomeness at all times." During the 2009 "MTV Video Music Awards," West infamously interrupted Taylor Swift on stage while she was receiving the award for best female video.

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"I'll never be an American citizen. You guys are evil. Canada's the best country in the world."

While jokingly calling Americans evil, Canadian Justin Bieber proclaimed his homeland the best country in the world in a 2011 interview in Rolling Stone. Justin Bieber is from the small town of Stratford in Ontario, Canada.

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"Come on now! How could you be me and want to be someone else?"

In 2005 Kanye posed the question, "How could you be me and want to be someone else?" Kanye won three Grammys the same year for Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album.

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"I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book's autograph."

Kanye shared his opinion on books in 2009 saying, "I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book's autograph." Interestingly, Kanye's late mother, Donda West, was an English professor before she retired to manage his musical career.

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"I've never made a bad song."

During a 2012 GQ interview, Justin Bieber confidently said, "I've never made a bad song." Bieber's most recent album "Purpose" was released on Nov. 13, 2015.

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"Now that I'm on top, everyone wants to bring me down."

In a V magazine interview in 2012, Justin Bieber spoke about life at the top saying, "Now that I'm on top, everyone wants to bring me down." Bieber became the first solo artist to have four singles in Billboard's Top 40 before the release of his debut album "My World" in November 2009.

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"I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in."

During a 2008 radio interview Kanye West said, "I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in." In 2014 Kanye and wife Kim Kardashian moved into a $20 million mansion in Hidden Hills, California.

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"I'm not going to say I'm sorry for the things that I've done because I think that it allows me to tell a story."

Justin Bieber during a 2015 interview said, "I'm not going to say I'm sorry for the things that I've done because I think that it allows me to tell a story." Bieber may not have apologized but he did pay more than $80,000 in restitution for a 2014 incident in which he egged the house of a former neighbor.

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"I don't have one regret."

Kanye West, during a 2013 New York Times interview said, "I don't have one regret."

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I don't know if you got a man or not / If you made plans or not, are lyrics by which artist?

The lyrics are from the song "Stronger" by Kanye West. The 2007 song earned Kanye a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance.

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"I have such great music that I want to share it with the world."

In a 2015 interview in Complex magazine, Justin Bieber said, "I have such great music that I want to share it with the world." Bieber earned his sixth No.1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with the 2015 album "Purpose."

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"Honestly, I think the pissing in the bucket wasn't as big as people made it seem."

When asked about urinating in a mop bucket in a New York City nightclub, Justin Bieber said, "Honestly, I think the pissing in the bucket wasn't as big as people made it seem." A video of the 2013 incident surfaced and Bieber issued an apology.

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"Rap is the new Rock 'n' Roll. We the new rock stars, and I'm the biggest of all of them."

During a 2013 BBC 1 radio interview Kanye informed fans, "Rap is the new Rock 'n' Roll. We the new rock stars, and I'm the biggest of all of them."

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"I really do believe that the world can be saved through design, and everything needs to actually be architected."

In November 2013, Kanye West spoke to a design class at Harvard University and said, "I really do believe that the world can be saved through design, and everything needs to actually be architected."

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"I always wanted to be the best because I felt like that's how I got my self-worth."

When asked about his natural athleticism during a 2015 interview for Complex magazine Justin Bieber said, "I always wanted to be the best because I felt like that's how I got my self-worth." Bieber grew up playing hockey and basketball, and skateboarding.

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"The reason why I turn up so much in interviews is because I've tasted what it means to create and be able to impact, and affect in a positive way."

When addressing a group of graduate design students in 2013 Kanye West explained, "The reason why I turn up so much in interviews is because I've tasted what it means to create and be able to impact, and to affect in a positive way." A successful producer, songwriter and rapper, West has also designed shoes and a clothing line called Yeezy.

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"I think I was competitive in a different way, where I just kind of focused on probably some wrong things, and now I'm just focused on winning and doing the best I can.

Justin Bieber opened up about harnessing his competitive drive during a 2015 interview and said, "I think I was competitive in a different way, where I just kind of focused on probably some wrong things, and now I'm just focused on winning and doing the best I can." Throughout 2013 and into early 2014, Bieber was involved in a number of controversies culminating in a DUI arrest in Miami.

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"Well, I uh…I golf a lot. I wanted to golf today. It's pretty good -- I'm not great or anything. I enjoy it."

When asked what 21-year-old Justin Bieber now does for fun, Bieber responds, "Well, I uh…I golf a lot. I wanted to golf today. It's pretty good—I'm not great or anything. I enjoy it." Bieber's golf handicap is 15.

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"I believe that utopia is actually possible -- but we're led by the least noble, the least dignified, the least tasteful, the dumbest and the most political."

During a speech to college students Kanye West said, "I believe that utopia is actually possible-- but we're led by the least noble, the least dignified, the least tasteful, the dumbest and the most political."

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"I was distant because I was ashamed. I never wanted my mom to be disappointed in me, and I knew she was."

In a Billboard magazine interview, Justin Bieber addressed his strained relationship with his mother saying, "I was distant because I was ashamed. I never wanted my mom to be disappointed in me, and I knew she was." Bieber was born March 1, 1994, and raised by his mother, Pattie Mallette.

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"And yes, as you probably could've guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president."

At the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West announced, "And yes, as you probably could've guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president." West's remarks came at the end of his acceptance speech for the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

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"Currently, the most amazing designers have very few opportunities to connect to the masses."

While talking fashion in a 2015 video interview with TIME, Kanye West said, "Currently, the most amazing designers have very few opportunities to connect to the masses." Kanye's 2015 Yeezy Season 1 line of clothing retails for $400 a shirt and $3,500 a parka.

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"This Britt Meddler, I don't even know who that is, honestly."

Justin Bieber said of Bette Midler in a 2015 magazine interview, "This Britt Meddler, I don't even know who that is, honestly." In October 2015, Bette Midler posted an insulting Tweet about Bieber's father, Jeremy Bieber.

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"I want my music to be inspiring."

When talking about his rebranding as an artist, Justin Bieber said, "I want my music to be inspiring." Bieber's album "Purpose" was released just days after the interview and sold roughly 522,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week.

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"I'm not in a competition with anyone."

Kanye West discusses his renewed focus with TIME magazine saying, "I'm not in a competition with anyone." As of 2015, West has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards which is two more than his mentor, Jay-Z.

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"I do feel the photo was an invasion of my privacy. I felt super violated."

In a 2015 interview, Justin Bieber addressed a nude photo that surfaced by saying, "I do feel the photo was an invasion of my privacy. I felt super violated." Bieber was vacationing in Bora Bora with model Jayde Pierce when the photo was taken.

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