Has Jay Z Been At Odds With Kanye This Whole Time?
According to Page Six reports:
A music insider told us that the rappers’ friendship was never what it seemed. “Jay can’t stand him,” said the source. “He looks at him as this crazy, eccentric motherf - - ker he can tolerate in small doses. Kanye is a nut job. Everyone knows that.”
The source said of the tour for the duo’s blockbuster 2011 album “Watch the Throne” that Jay Z “tolerated” West because “there was so much money to be made. Jay was like, ‘I’m gonna knock this out. We’re going to do a tour to bring in millions of dollars. I can tolerate that.’ ”
In one of his epic rants on Wednesday, West seemed to blame any rift on Jay Z’s Tidal music service when he performed a verse from a song by Drake and said, “There will never be a ‘Watch the Throne 2’ . . . That’s the reason I wasn’t on this song. I wasn’t on the song ’cause of Hov [Jay Z’s nickname] . . . Because of some Tidal/Apple [Music] bulls - - t . . . Every time I perform [‘Watch the Throne’ song ‘N - - - as in Paris’], I think about this s - - t.”
Poor Kanye… Such a tortured soul. Of course none of this should really come as a surprise. Remember before Saint was born when everyone was saying that Jay Z and Kanye had beef and were in competition for who would have their second kid first? And they were both supposedly jockeying for who was the bigger power couple?
Anyway there are some folks who are disputing the conflict, claiming Jay actually does love and accept Ye and that they are more like family than friends:
A source close to West insisted of the hit-makers, “It didn’t seem like Kanye was dissing Jay at all. They are brothers, closer than friends. Jay appreciates Kanye’s genius, understands his passions and eccentricities and is accepting of it all.”
But our first source maintained: “That’s just perception. The reality is that Jay doesn’t want that much to do with him. He likes his own space and is private. They’re very much not the same person. Jay’s immediate circle is very insular, and Kanye is just a guy who always wants something in the spotlight.” Reps did not comment.
Who do you think is right? Which rapper do you prefer anyway? Jay-Z? Or Kanye West?