The previous fall, Kanye West hit the street for his Saint Pablo Tour and stunned groups of onlookers when he got out his long-term companion and colleague, Jay-Z, and Beyoncé in a brief — and pointed — organize rage.
The rage was sufficiently rattling, however the individual idea of West’s remarks, particularly in regards to how he “went down seven years” for his infamous upheaval at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, cut somewhat more profound than your normal piece of stage chat.
Jay-Z tosses to the episode in 4:44 track “Kill Jay-Z” (“But you got hurt since you cooled by ‘Ye/You gave him 20 million without blinkin’/He gave you 20 minutes in front of an audience, fuck was he thinkin’?/”), yet discloses to Rap Radar exactly how seriously West’s words influenced him.
“What really hurt me, you can’t bring my kid or my wife into it. Kanye’s my little brother,” Jay-Z told Rap Radar. “We’ve gotten past bigger issues, but you brought my family into it, now it’s a problem with me.”
He continued by saying that he believes West is well aware of the betrayal, and that the distance growing between them is a testament to that: “He knows he crossed the line. I know him. He knows. And I know he knows, ’cause we’ve never let this much space go between one of our disagreements, and we’ve had many. That’s part of who we are. That’s what I like about him: He’s an honest person. He’s open, and he’ll say things, and he’s wrong a lot of times, and he’ll confront it.””
He points out that the “disagreement” isn’t the sole focus of “Kill Jay-Z,” but clearly this fractured friendship is one that’s hugely important to Hov — so maybe there’s hope that they’ll work things out now that they’re back in the same city and months away from that tense night on the Saint Pablo tour.1 of 1