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Jay-Z opens up about his beef with Kanye West

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Jay-Z and Kanye West had a major falling out that shook the hip-hop community last year when West began blasting his one-time big brother during several stops on his Saint Pablo tour. This year, Jay finally responded on his critcally acclaimed 4:44 album, calling West “insane.” Now, in a new interview, Jay has opened up in detail about his beef with West and explains where they now stand in their broken friendship.

In his new Rap Radar interview with Tidal, Jay explains that his issue with Ye goes beyond simply being called out on tour. According to Jay, the bigger issue is that Jay feels that West brought his wife, Beyoncé, and their kids into the drama.

“It’s not even about Kanye. It really isn’t. It’s just his name is there, right? Because it’s just honest, it’s truthful, what happened. But I’m saying, the whole point is, you got hurt because this guy 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 a hundred times. He made a song called ‘Big Brother.’ We’ve gotten past bigger issues. But you brought my family into it and now it’s a problem with me. Now, it’s a real, real problem.”

Jay says that West is undoubtedly aware that he crossed the line by bringing his family into their beef. Although Jay admits that he likes West’s honesty, he doesn’t respect West’s approach nor does he respect the angle that West took in dissing him on stage.

“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 but we’ll confront it. But that’s not the point. The point is, I was getting to the point where I said, ‘You got hurt by that.’ That’s nothing. You can’t diss somebody saying you got hurt. That’s the softest diss of all time. ‘You got hurt ’cause you did cool by ‘Ye.’ I dissed myself, actually. What are you talking about, you sucka-a– n—a? That’s the softest s–t of all time,” said Jay.

Jay then explained why kids are off limits in any argument between adults.

“Don’t talk about anyone’s kid onstage. It’s too much energy. You give room for anybody to comment. Our children are already in this place where they are affected by our celebrity. Don’t go doing something that allows people to pit us against each other and talk about my child or even his child. Don’t do that,” Jay said.

Jay also addressed West’s decision to leave Tidal after reports claimed that the company still owes him $3 million.

“I don’t care about none of that,” he said. “It’s Kanye’s decision and has always been his decision. I’ve never held anybody back in my life from doing anything. You can’t name one time I hold people back. From what? I don’t do that. It’s not who I am. It’s nothing about business.”

Finally, Jay was asked if he thinks that he and West can eventually talk and squash their beef.

“It requires a real conversation and we’ll have it. We’ll have it soon. I’m sure we’ll have it,” Jay said.

Well, what do you think about Jay’s comments on West and their feud? Let us know in the comments


  1. SIVOUSPLAIS on August 20, 2017 at 2:14 pm


  2. britishrose on August 21, 2017 at 5:57 am

    no there will not be no conversation he is done with him , like an old relationship that is canned , he has canned him out of his life jayz hardly have anyone he calls friends accept people from his school days , and thats the way he should have kept it , he knew kanye was crazy and struck up a relationship with him . . the kardashians are finding the same thing with him but yet they cant dump him due to kim ignorance and thirst for fame . she will hang on to anything called fame to increase her fame . and when kanye talked about jayz kids/?? he might as well dug a hole and sanked . cause jayz could have black listed him . .then he claiming someone owes him? jayz must have been crushed over this cause he like the fool at first . made a album with him and all .
    shm i wish kanye would sit down somewhere no award show will have him host or accept awards laugh ANYONE NOTICE THE KARDASHIAN CANT ACCEPT OR PRESENT AWARDS OR HOST? laugh if they were so powerful they would be able to kanye gonna be just likie them eventually

  3. britishrose on August 21, 2017 at 5:59 am

    if you think about it kanye already been black list .. if he hasnt gotten any nominations or invitation to any award shows in the last 4 years . he just got power in his stardom his white fans are relentless in keeping him afloat

  4. hidaya on August 21, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Rich People Problems!!!

  5. kanisha on August 22, 2017 at 8:41 am

    I’m so happy he expressed himself so well about this beef and i think its good. I love the way he reacted to kanye s ranting from the beginning, calmly n maturely.He made no noise til when he decided it was time to respond or explain some things to kanye. Kanye doesn’t control his temper n its not good.You don’t go public to correct someone you were so close to. Atimes, that person might not know he or she has offended you.So kanye was suppose to meet J. one on one . But decided to show the world how lousy he is. He thinks he is the only one who has that animal side? Every human being has it.You just need to control it and Jay controlled his. You must not react to everything, there s always a way to sort out issues and you keeping calm doesn’t mean you re a fool or you re scared. Shouting or Ranting to everyone s hearing don’t solve problems but only aggravate them. Nobody is perfect that s why we need to always air our mind to each other and try understanding which is the Key. Kanye made a mistake.