Kanye West and Jay Z’s beef is about to get even deeper. We honestly didn’t see this coming, as the two international superstar rappers were once tight buddies. We remember the early 2000s, when Kanye worked as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records. They’ve collaborated multiples times, most notably on the 2011 album Watch the Throne and the subsequent tour. Also, Kanye has even been one of the key members in Jay Z’s music streaming company, Tidal.
But all that has changed, and they aren’t in good terms AT ALL. Just so you know, the duo started having major issues when they recorded verses for a Drake’s song, but Jay demanded the verses be excluded from the final cut “out of respect for Meek”. Because Meek Mill and Drake don’t get along, and Jay Z didn’t want to rock the boat. Kanye called it “some Tidal/Apple bullsh-t,” and he seemed very upset that Jay chose the politics of the music industry over artistry.
Apparently, Kanye was really pained and went more personal by giving us details of how their children have never played together, and that Jay Z never called him after Kim’s Paris robbery.A month later, he was still spilling more: “Jay Z, call me, bruh. You still ain’t called me. Jay Z, call me.” He begged during a concert.
“Jay Z, I know you got killers, please don’t send them at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man.”
The day after that, Kanye was hospitalized for his mental breakdown, so we imagine there’s a good chance Jay Z never got a hold of him.
However, Jay Z has finally decided to break the silence on his own part. Few days ago, the veteran rapper dropped his brand new album on Tidal. And in one song, he made it clear that his issues with Kanye were far from resolved.
“I know people backstab you, I feel bad too,” he rapped. “But this ‘f-ck everybody’ attitude ain’t natural. But you ain’t the same, this ain’t KumbaYe, but you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye.”
“You have him 20 million without blinkin’, he gave you 20 minutes on stage, f-ck was he thinkin’?”
“‘F-ckin’ wrong with everybody?’, is that what you sayin’? But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane.”
Do you think Kanye West will reply Jay Z’s shade? Do you think they’ll become besties someday? Buzz off below!