Crosby and Mitchell first became friends in the 1960s and were both a part of the booming Los Angeles Laurel Canyon Laurel Canyon folk scene. (Mitchell famously dated Crosby's Crosby, Stills & Nash bandmate, Graham Nash, for some time.)
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Crosby continued, "She's a tough girl and very smart. So, how much she's going to come back and when, I don't know and I'm not going to guess. I love her... She's probably the best of us -- probably the greatest living singer-songwriter."
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Crosby also talked about Kanye West, though less affectionately. When asked about a tweet from earlier this year when he called West "an idiot and a poser," Crosby confirmed this was an accurate representation of his feelings.
"Yes, I said that!" he said. "It all stands on what you produce, what you actually put down. Kanye West can't write, sing, or play. So I have trouble with him as anything but a poser. Produce? That means he sits in a chair while the engineer does the work. He's a poser! And I'm not backing off it."
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