Latest Hip Hop News And Rumors: Kanye West And Jay-Z Reunite At Diddy’s 50th Birthday Party 3 Years After Feud
Latest Hip Hop News: Kanye West And Jay-Z Reunite At Diddy’s 50th Birthday
Sean “Diddy” Combs’ star-studded 50th birthday party in Los Angeles on Friday, was more than just a celebration. It reunited Kanye West and Jay-Z who had been beefing for about three years. The rappers were seen greeting each other with a handshake and big smiles as they posed for pictures together. This is the first time they’ve been pictured together in public since Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Diddy and then-girlfriend Cassie, and Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz celebrated together at an MTV VMAs after-party in New York City in August 2016.
It was the following December that West complained about Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s behaviour towards him while speaking onstage at one of his concerts. He then accused Beyonce of refusing to perform at the 2016 MTV VMAs unless her “Formation” video beat his and Drake’s to win Video of the Year, which it did. Kim’ s husband then pleaded with Jay-Z to call him.
Kanye soon cancelled the remainder of his tour and was hospitalized briefly after suffering a mental breakdown after his instage rant.
One year after, Jay-Z admitted that Kanye’s rant hurt him because he brought his wife, Beyonce, into it. The “Empire State Of Mind” rapper also told the New York Times that that he loves Kanye and reached out to him.
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“It’s a complicated relationship with us because Kanye came into this business on my label, so I’ve always been like his big brother,” he said. “And we’re both entertainers. It’s always been like a little underlying competition there with your big brother. And we both love and respect each other’s art too, so it’s like, we both- everyone wants to be the greatest in the world. Then it’s like a lot of other factors that play in it. But it’s- we’re gonna always be good.”
When asked if there was still tension between him and Kanye, Jay said, “Yeah, yeah. But that happens in the long relationship. You know, hopefully when we’re 89, we look at this six months or whatever time and we laugh at that.”
“There’s gonna be complications in the relationship that we have to get through, and the only way to get through that is we sit down and have a dialogue and say, ‘These are the things that I’m uncomfortable with,’ These are the things that are unacceptable to me.’ This is what I feel. I’m sure he feels that I’ve done things to him as well. I’m not a perfect human being by no stretch.”
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Jay-Z released his 4:44 album. It contains the song ” Kill Jay-Z ,” which appears to reference Kanye with the lyrics, “I know people backstab you, I feel bad too / But this ‘f–k 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 / You gave him 20 million without blinkin’ / He gave you 20 minutes on stage, f– was he thinkin’?/ ‘F–kin’ wrong with everybody?’ is what you sayin’ / But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane.”
West said on iHeartRadio’s The Breakfast Club in 2018, that he was “hurt” that Jay-Z and Beyoncé did not attend his wedding to Kim in 2014.
“I understand they were going through some things, but if it’s family, you’re not going to miss a wedding,” he said, referring to past cheating allegations involving Jay.
Kanye also added that he did not think he ever asked Jay-Z directly why they didn’t attend.
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