EXCLUSIVE: JAY-Z WANTS TO END FEUD WITH KANYE … WITHOUT INVOLVING BEYONCE OR KIMAugust 25, 2017
By Jon Boon and Brodie Cooper
Jay has publicly discussed his feud with Kanye, but friends say that the “99 Problems” superstar feels it is time to “put up or shut up.”
The pair are going to meet face to face – if Jay gets his way. And he has one simple demand – no wives, kids or distractions.
Fans already picked up that their feud pushed things up a notch with the lyrics of his new song “Kill Jay Z,” which is aimed at Kanye.
Insiders say that Jay wants to make peace with his “little brother” after they have been sniping at one another publicly for the last few months.
A New York based music source revealed:
“Jay wants to get this matter with Kanye dealt with now that each of them have had their say publicly. Obviously his comments in the last few days have increased the tensions. There is talk Kanye wants to answer back with a track, but Jay believes that it is time for them to stop talking publicly and attempt to talk things through man-to-man. Jay wants to make that happen as soon as possible. But his prime concern is that the pair leave their family out of this initial clear the air meeting. It is no secret that their problems have increased as their family sizes have increased. So for now Jay feels that first he and Kanye need to talk through things, and attempt to return their friendship where they were once as tight as brothers. If they can get back on track, then trying to get Kim and Beyonce together would be the next step. It certainly will not be immediate and may take a lot of mediation given how strong both women feel in supporting their partners. The fact that they have not been seen out publicly often speaks volumes.”
The source added: “Even though Jay has been tough on Kanye in the media lately, he seems to be confident that this is part of how their friendship has been and that it is salvageable.”
Last weekend, Jay’s interview with Tidal made headlines as he fired some shots at Kanye’s behavior.
Jay, 47, said the tune “Kill Jay Z” on his new 4:44 album addresses aspects of their feud.
“It’s just the truth of what happened. 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-Z continued: “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, he’s open and he’ll say things and he’s wrong a lot of times and he’ll confront it.”
Jay also insisted that their business differences over his music streaming service Tidal could have been resolved.