JAY-Z on Rift with Kanye West: ‘He Knows That He Crossed the Line…’
JAY-Z appeared on the Rap Radar podcast with Elliott Wilson and Brian 'B.Dot' Miller this week and the hip-hop icon discused a wide range of topics--including his fractured friendship with fellow superstar Kanye West. The interview is yet another TIDAL exclusive in the wake of Jay's successful album 4:44, and during part of the sit-down, he reflected on why things are how they are between him and Kanye. Jay mentioned Kanye in the lyrics of "Kill JAY-Z," but he explains in the interview that the song was more about him than 'Ye.
"It's not even about Kanye," Jay says. "It really isn't. His name is there, just because it's just the truth of what happened."
Jay explains that Kanye mentioning his family during his onstage rant last year in Sacramento is what exacerbated the issues between them.
"But the whole point is 'You got hurt because this person was talking about you on a stage." But what really hurt me was, you can't bring my kids and my wife 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's a problem."
Jay adds that he feels that he and Kanye will eventually will get things right, but Kanye knows that he took things too far.
"Because me and him woulda been resolved our issues," Jay shared. "He knows that he crossed the line. I know him. He knows. I know he knows, because we've never let this much space go between one of our disagreements, and we've had many, because that's who we are. That's what I like about him. He's an honest person, we'll say things, and he's wrong a lot of times, and we'll confront it."
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