JAY-Z has finally broken his silence on his relationship with Kanye West on his new album 4:44.
This is the first time that JAY-Z is addressing Kanye West. On the first single on the album “Kill JAY-Z,” Hov raps about Kanye West having a “f**k everybody” attitude. “You dropped outta school, you lost your principles/ I know people backstab you, I feel bad too/ But this fuck everybody attitude ain’t natural,” Hov raps. During his rant in November, Kanye West didn’t just call out JAY-Z, he also spoke out against the industry.
On the same single, the Roc Nation rapper took more shots at Ye rapping, “You gave him 20 million without thinkin’/ He gave you 20 minutes on stage, f**k was he thinkin’?/ ‘F**k wrong with everybody?’ is what you sayin’/ But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane.” Here JAY-Z to a business deal between himself and Kanye West worth $20 million. At first people thought that Hov simply gave Ye $20 million as a gift, but rumors started circulating that it was a business deal that went sour. A few years ago there was also some rumors circulating claiming that Kanye West owes JAY-Z $20 million.
On the single “Bam” featuring Damian Marley, JAY-Z responded to one of Kanye West’s famous lines on an old track. “Uh, ni**as is skippin’ leg day just to run they mouth/ I be skipping leg day/ I still run the world,” Hov raps. On the single “30 Minutes” Kanye West famously rap about his workout session. “I hit the gym/ All chest no legs,” Ye raps. JAY-Z single also sampled Sister Nancy classic dancehall single.
One of JAY-Z and Kanye West biggest collaborative single is “Ni**as In Paris” and now Jay has a few reference to Paris on his single “Caught Their Eyes” where he raps, “Don’t big bro me, don’t big homie/ I’ve seen pure admiration become rivals/ I’ve been to Paris at least two times/ I’ve seen the Eiffel, I’ve seen an eye full.”
There is another line on the single “Kill JAY-Z” where Hov reference Eric Benet, but some fans on Twitter are saying that he is dropping shades on Kanye West. “You almost went Eric Benét / Let the baddest girl in the world get away / I don’t even know what else to say / Ni**a, never go Eric Benét!”