West revealed at a recent Saint Pablo stop that he and Jay Z may have had a falling out.
At last night’s Seattle concert on Kanye West’s Saint Pablo Tour, West used one of his many famed “visionary stream of consciousness” moments to explain that he and Jay Z are not on the best of terms right now.
Late in the show, West explained to the crowd that he was upset that Jay didn’t do more than call after Kim Kardashian’s traumatic armed robbery in Paris. “Don’t call me, after the robbery, and say ‘How you feelin?’ You wanna know how I’m feelin? Come by the house.” He also expressed sadness that Jay and Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy doesn’t play with his daughter North.
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This also means you can forget about Watch the Throne 2. Ye says it’s never happening.
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But that’s not at all. Before performing Drake’s ‘Pop Style’ earlier in the show, West explained that “Tidal/Apple bullshit” was the reason his and Jay’s verses were scrapped from the VIEWS version of the track, as well.
Exclusive releases have become valuable weapons in the streaming wars, and they don’t come much more powerful than Apple Music’s deal with Drake – the most-streamed artist of last year, and likely this year too.
But while Apple Music’s VIEWS deal may have been lucrative for Toronto’s biggest rapper, it also blocked a much-hyped collaboration from appearing on the album, according to Kanye West.
“Y’all didn’t get, what y’all were supposed to get with me and Drake on this song because of some Tidal/Apple bullshit,” Kanye said. “Every time I perform this song I think about this shit. I think about the politics. I think about how hard I go for music, for art, for y’all.”
He also explained that Jay Z dropped out of the track “out of respect to Meek Mill” following Drake’s beef with the Philly rapper, as The FADER reports.
“I start freestyling to it. Jay thought of a couple of lines. I said, ‘Just go ahead, throw that on there. He’ll be so surprised, he probably won’t expect you to be on there.’ We sent it back to him and he was like, ‘Oh shit, The Throne is on this shit.’
“Then Jay thought about it, and out of respect to Meek Mill he didn’t want to be on the track. I said, ‘We’ve got to squash this shit and let people have this song.’ But then it went into some political shit, some shit about percentages on songs.”
Check out fan footage from the show to hear it from Kanye.