Can you believe we’re coming up on the one year anniversary of the feud between Kanye West and Jay Z?
Time must really fly when things are sad and pointless, huh?
As we learned from one of Kanye’s epic rants during his Saint Pablo tour last year, his issue with Jay Z began when Jay didn’t reach out to him or his family after Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris.
Or, well, it began when Kanye disagreed with the way Jay handled a business situation — they’d recorded verses for a Drake song, but Jay cut them “out of respect” for Meek Mill, who doesn’t exactly get along with Drake.
But the personal drama was a big source of contention — and honestly, it’s also way more interesting.
Kanye begged him to reach out to him, like they were brothers, and he even said that their kids had never played together.
Then, just about a month later, Kanye went on another rant about Jay Z, except this time, he had some words for Beyonce, too.
In that rant, he claimed that Beyonce had said that she wouldn’t perform at the VMAs unless she won the award for Video of the Year.
He admitted that she is “great,” but “sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forgetting who are just to win.”
It was just a couple of days after this rant that Kanye had his mental breakdown, leading to a hospitalization to deal with his issues.
But for Jay Z, that wasn’t an excuse.
We heard time and time again that he was done with Kanye, that he simply did not care to deal with him or his feelings anymore.
He seemed to confirm it himself with a track on his new album.
In the song, titled “Kill Jay Z,” he rapped “I know people backstab you, I feel bad too, but this ‘f-ck everybody’ attitude ain’t natural.”
“But you ain’t the same, this ain’t KumbaYe, but you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye,” he continued.
“You have him 20 million without blinking, he gave you 20 minutes on stage, f-ck was he thinking? ‘F-ck wrong with everybody?’ is what you saying, but if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane.”
It seems like a pretty pointed song about Kanye, right?
Except in a new interview, Jay claims that that’s simply not the case.
“It’s not even about a Kanye diss,” he says. “It’s not a diss. I’m talking to myself the whole time.”
“I’m not talking about Kanye when I say, ‘You dropped out of school, you lost your principles.’ I’m talking about me.”
It makes sense if you take another look at those lyrics with that in mind, but it’s still undeniable that he’s talking about Kanye, at least a little bit.
And that he’s not exactly pleased with him, either.
“You got hurt, because this guy was talking about you on a stage,” Jay Z explains now. “But what really hurt me, you can’t bring my kid or my wife into it.”
“We’ve gotten past bigger issues, but you brought my family into it, now it’s a problem with me.”
He adds that “You know it’s a problem because me and him would have talked about it, been resolved out issues.”
“And he knows he crossed the line. 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.”
So it sounds like Jay Z got extra upset about Kanye for not only airing such personal issues in front of a large audience, but also for bringing up Beyonce and Blue Ivy at all.
Fair enough, right?
We just hope that Kanye can put his pride aside long enough to mend this relationship. It’s been long enough now.