Oooh chile Kanye West is in his feelings again. And water is wet. This time, though, he's Kanye'ing his big brother Jay Z. Hurt tea inside...
It's been about a year and a half since Kanye and others all signed their TIDAL deals live (his face above at the signing should have been a tell tale sign). Every now and then we'll hear a tidbit from Kanye touching on the fact he REALLY wants the "beef" between Apple and Tidal squashed. It's more like competition than beef, but after listening to Kanye it does seem like an all out beef.
The main reason, likely, is because Tidal has exclusivity with the artists' who have signed on to own a part of Tidal. So when 'Ye, for example, drops an album, it's exclusive to Tidal for a certain amount of time. He then misses out on that Apple money. And we ALL know how much Kanye loves Steve Jobs.
Last night in Seattle everything came to a head. The long time rift that we've all been sensing between 'Ye and Hov is now more than confirmed. Yeezy went in, and he's NOT pleased with his "big brother."
'Ye told his Saint Pablo concertgoers that his verse was yanked off Apple-backed Drake and Hov's "Pop Style" track off of Views:
"There will never be a Watch the Throne 2. That’s the reason I wasn’t on this song, I wasn’t on the song 'cause of Hov. Y’all ain’t get what y’all was suppose to get with me and Drake because of some Tidal/Apple [Music] bullsh*t. This sh*t got me tight, yo! Every time I perform [‘N*ggas in Paris’], I think about this sh*t. I think about the politics and the bullsh*t. I think about how hard I go for music, for art, for y’all, the fans. How hard we go. It went into some Tidal/Apple political sh*t about percentage on songs."
As we all know, Hov was Yeezy's collabo partner on "N*ggas In Paris."
Then, he revealed their kids, North and Blue Ivy, have never had a playdate:
“I can’t take this sh*t, bro! Our kids have never even played together.”
It's not that surprising to us as Jay and Beyoncé seemingly started to distance themselves when Kanye chose to marry Kim Kardashian. They didn't even attend their wedding. They did send public congrats to them on milestones like having their babies.
What Hov didn't do, though, is go by Kanye's house after Kim was held at gunpoint in Paris. And apparently, a call wasn't enough. Kanye ranted:
"Don't call me, after the robbery, and say 'How you feelin'?' You wanna know how I'm feeling? Come by the house. Bring the kids by the house, like we're brothers."
Check the video below:
Drake was seen commenting on an IG post about this drama with an interesting message:
Meanwhile, Jay Z just got nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame: