The tabloids are always trying to make it sound like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian are beefing. I’ve long believed that Beyonce simply doesn’t care enough about Kim to “beef” with her one way or the other. But what if the long-simmering beef was actually between Bey and Kim’s husbands? We all knew this was coming. We knew as soon as we heard that Beyonce and Jay-Z couldn’t be bothered to attend Kim and Kanye’s wedding. We knew as the years ticked by and there was no Watch the Throne Vol. 2. And now we know for sure, because Kanye told the world at a concert in Seattle this week. Apparently, Jay and Yeezy are no longer tight. There’s some Tidal bulls—t. And their children have never played together. Some assorted quotes from Kanye – he actually stopped his concert THREE TIMES to rant about Jay.
The song “Pop Style” was supposed to be a collab between himself, Jay-Z & Drake: “I wasn’t on this song because of Hov. You didn’t get what you were supposed to get because of some TIDAL-Apple bullsh-t… I start freestyling to it. Jay thought of a couple lines … I said, ‘Man go ahead and throw it on there. [Drake] will be so surprised, he probably wasn’t expecting you to be on there.’ We sent it back to him and he said, ‘Oh sh-t, the Throne is on this sh-t.’ Then Jay thought of it and out of respect for Meek Mill, he didn’t want to be on the track.”
Kanye offered to call Meek Mill to quash the beef between Meek and Drake: “But then out of that paranoid, it went into TIDAL, some political sh-t, some sh-t about percentages on songs. I can’t take this sh-t, bro.”
Their kids: “Our kids ain’t never even play together.”
Watch the Throne 2: “[There] will never be a Watch the Throne 2.”
On Jay’s reaction to Kim’s robbery: “Don’t call me, after the robbery, and say ‘how you feelin?’ You wanna know how I’m feelin? Come by the house. Bring the kids by the house. Like brothers.”
I mean… this isn’t Kanye’s usual style of ranting. Usually when a Kanye Rant starts up, I have pause for a moment, dig in and concentrate so I can follow his train of thought. Not here. He’s offering some juicy gossip straight-up about his strained relationship with a man he thought of as a brother. He’s saying Jay let him down. That Jay didn’t treat him right. That Jay cares more about some Tidal bulls—t than making a good track. That Jay would choose Meek Mill (who is signed to Jay’s Roc Nation) over Kanye. That Jay’s daughter doesn’t even play with North West. That Jay didn’t reach out sufficiently when Kim was robbed.
I’ve said before that one of the big reasons why Kanye loves Kim so hard is because she offered him an instant family, the kind of big, close, crazy family that he needed following his mother’s passing. His family – the Kardashian-Jenners – are very important to him. And he always thought that Jay and Beyonce were his family too. I don’t know… it’s just interesting to me.
Meanwhile, Page Six has a juicy story from Jay-Z’s perspective, using sources close to Jay. Those sources claim: “Jay can’t stand him. He looks at him as this crazy, eccentric motherf - - ker he can tolerate in small doses. Kanye is a nut job. Everyone knows that.”
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