Have Jay-Z & Kanye West Stopped Speaking?
Are Jay-Z and Kanye West at odds with each other because of their upcoming tour to promote their highly anticipated collaboration, Watch the Throne? Reportedly, ‘Ye, in his typical over-the-top fashion, wants “next-level production,” which undoubtedly will have a “next-level” price tag. On the other hand, Jay is being cautious with how much money is spent on the tour since he has to pay back an advance he received from Live Nation. An insider told Page Six:
“Jay-Z can’t deal with Kanye. Jay is a stone-cold businessman. He wants to recoup all of his money from Live Nation. But Kanye wants to upstage rock stars with a blowout show. He doesn’t care about costs. He has a lot less to gain from the shows.”
Apparently, things have gotten so bad, the duo didn’t even perform together with Young Jeezy last Monday night at the Highline Ballroom. According to a source:
“We were expecting them to come out together to perform a track from the album. They didn’t even go out together after the show.”
Another source added:
“Jay-Z is fed up with West’s antics. He doesn’t even want to be around him.”
Wow, beef between these two superpowers would be the equivalent of Japan and the United States squaring off…and we all know how ugly that got the last time.