Jay-Z recently revealed his reasoning behind his fallout with Kanye West.
JAY-Z was recently a guest on the Rap Radar Podcast, on which hosts Brian “B.Dot” Miller and Elliot Wilson questioned the Hip Hop legend about his tumultuous relationship with Kayne West.
Listeners and fans received details to some intimate details regarding Hov’s feelings about his former Watch The Throne collaborator due to a few subtle jabs on 4:44. However, it wasn’t perfectly clear why things went south for the former close friends…until now.
During part 1 of the hour-long interview, Hov admitted that the two used to argue regularly, but always maintained respect for one another. He also admitted that when West mentioned wife Beyoncé and 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy during his viral 2016 rant, he “crossed the line.”
“Think about how I got to that point,” Hov explained. “It’s not even about Kanye. It really isn’t. His name is there, but it’s just the truth of what happened, but I’m sayin’ the whole point is you got hurt because this guy was talking about you on a stage, but what really hurt me is you can’t bring my kids and my wife into it.
“Kanye’s my little brother,” he continued. “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. Now that’s a problem with me. That’s a real, real problem. He know it’s a problem ’cause me and him would have been talked about it. We would have been resolved our issues, but he know he crossed the line. I know him. he knows. 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. That’s part of who we are. That’s what I liked about him. He’s an honest person. He’s open and he’ll just say things, and he’s wrong a lot of times, but we’ll confront it.”
Jay and West’s rocky relationship was featured on a recent British documentary titled Public Enemies.