And the rest of us shouted: “Um, DUH!”
During a Saint Pablo tour stop in Seattle on Wednesday night, Kanye West accused his supposed bestie Jay Z of being a very bad friend. Kanye opened the diary of his mind and read all the ways Jay Z has hurt his feelings. Jay Z let a Tidal/Apple feud come between them, Jay Z doesn’t bring Blue Ivy to play with his daughter and Jay Z didn’t come over to offer his condolences after Kim Kardashian was robbed. As it turns out, Kanye might have been exaggerating the nature of his relationship with Jay Z. According to Page Six, Jay Z sees Kanye as a work friend, and that’s about it. And after Wednesday night, he’s officially been downgraded to “Guy I sometimes pass in the hall on my way to the toilet.”
A music insider tells Page Six that Jay Z can only tolerate Kanye in small doses. Jay Z “can’t stand” Kanye. He reportedly thinks Kanye is a “nut job” and views him as a “crazy, eccentric motherfucker.” When Jay Z is tolerating him, it’s for one reason only: money. Jay Z saw how much money there was to be made off of 2011’s Watch the Throne album and the subsequent tour, and so he put up with Kanye for as long as it took to rake in those millions.
A different source says that Jay Z brushed off Kanye’s rant against him on Wednesday because they’re “brothers” and “closer than friends.” That music insider source from earlier quickly called bullshit on that one. The closest Kanye has gotten to Jay Z recently is when the Beyhive started trolling the hell out of his single Instagram photo.
“That’s just perception. The reality is that Jay doesn’t want that much to do with him. He likes his own space and is private. They’re very much not the same person. Jay’s immediate circle is very insular, and Kanye is just a guy who always wants something in the spotlight.”
If the muscles in Kim’s face could move, this would be where she’d raise an eyebrow while thinking back to whatever excuse Jay Z and Beyonce gave for why they couldn’t attend Kim and Kanye’s wedding.
We all know Kanye is forever stuck in Kanye’s own special little world, but I take umbrage with the tern “nut job.” Nuts work very hard. They’re delicious, they make squirrels happy, they can be ground up into a variety of delicious butters. Nuts never rant about Steve Jobs or put on busted fashion shows or parade around with plastic fame whores. Please leave nuts out of this, Jay Z.