As you may or may not remember, not long before Kanye West had a meltdown and went in hospital last year, he went on an onstage rant about his pals Beyoncé and Jay-Z, claiming that Bey wouldn’t perform at the MTV awards if she didn’t win video of the year, and complaining that North had never played with Blue.
Jay-Z alludes to Kanye’s rant on his new album 4:44, but in an interview with Rap Radar the mogul finally addresses what Kanye said AND discussed that infamous elevator fight with Solange. Homie is trying to sell this album HARD.
When discussing his song “Kill Jay Z” which included this verse about Kanye:
“But you ain’t the same, this ain’t KumbaYe/ But you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye/ You gave him 20 million without blinkin’/ He gave you 20 minutes on stage, fuck was he thinkin’?”
Jay-Z said that the song was not meant to be a diss at Kanye, but more so reflected his own feelings about the situation, and those feelings weren’t necessarily good since Kanye brought Beyoncé and Blue into it:
“The whole point [of the song] is, ‘You got hurt because this person was talking about you on stage.’ But what really hurt me was, you can’t bring my wife or kid into it. Kanye’s my little brother. He’s talked about me 100 times. He made a song called “Big Brother”. We’ve gotten past bigger issues. But you brought my family into it, now it’s a problem with me. That’s a real, real problem. And he knows it is.”
I’d say, knowing Kanye, we could anticipate some sort of all caps Twitter freak out in response to Jay’s statements, but unless someone uses a camera flash in front of him soon (seriously, this guys life is just the movie “Get Out”), I doubt we’ll be hearing anything from the real Kanye anytime soon.
Speaking of family, Jay also addressed that elevator fight with Solange:
“We had one disagreement ever. Before and after we’ve been cool. She’s like my sister. I will protect her. That’s my sister, not my sister-in-law. My sister. Period. We’ve always had a great relationship. I fought my brothers and argued with my brothers my whole life. It just so happens, who we are, these things go into a different space. But it ain’t nothing.”
So there you have it: Jay-Z and Solange are cool, but Jay-Z and Kanye? Meh.