JAY Z opens up on his fragmented relationship with Kanye West, admitting that they need to have a dialogue to fix things.
The legendary rapper spoke to the New York Times about Ye, whom he won a Grammy for back in 2011 for Otis.
The report reads: There’s no accurate way to transition into asking someone about their on-going troubles with their best friend. However, executive editor, journalist, Dean Baquet managed to do just that. “I [talked to] Kanye the other day, just to tell him, like, he’s my brother,” JAY began. “I love Kanye. I do. It’s a complicated relationship with us,” he told Baquet. “But there’s genuine love there.” Nonetheless, tension has plagued that “love,” especially throughout 2017.
JAY reflects on their first meeting — “Kanye came into this business on my label. So I’ve always been like his big brother,” JAY said. “And we’re both entertainers. It’s always been like a little underlying competition 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. You know what I’m saying? And then there’s like a lot of other factors that play in it. But it’s gonna, we gonna always be good.”
But, is there tension right now? — “Yeah, yeah, yeah. But that happens,” JAY admitted. “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. You know what I’m saying? 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. You know what I’m saying? These are — I’m not a perfect human being by no stretch. You know.”