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Apparently Kanye "Crossed The Line" With Jay-Z, And That's Why They're No Longer Friends (Sad Face)

"You brought my family into it, now it’s a problem."

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Remember when Kanye West and Jay-Z were friends? They made Watch the Throne, and genuinely seemed like pretty great buds. Simpler times.

So simple. So nice.
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So simple. So nice.

Well, it's 2017 and because the world is one flaming pile of shit, nothing good can stay — including this friendship.

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In a new and rare interview, Jay-Z told Rap Radar (a Tidal podcast) that Kanye "crossed the line."

He also went into that elevator fight with Solange, in case you're curious about that.
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He also went into that elevator fight with Solange, in case you're curious about that.

"What really hurt me was, you can’t bring my wife and my kids into it. Like, Kanye is my little brother. He’s talked about me a hundred times, he even made a song called ‘Big Brother.’ We’ve gotten past bigger issues. But you brought my family into it, now it’s a problem," Jay-Z said.

"You know it’s a problem because me and him would have been talked about it, been resolved our issues. And he knows [he] crossed the line, he knows," Jay-Z said. "And I know he knows. Cause we’ve never let this much space go between one of our disagreements and we’ve had many. That’s just who we are."
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"You know it’s a problem because me and him would have been talked about it, been resolved our issues. And he knows [he] crossed the line, he knows," Jay-Z said. "And I know he knows. Cause we’ve never let this much space go between one of our disagreements and we’ve had many. That’s just who we are."

Kanye and Jay-Z have disagreed publicly in the past, like in 2013 when Kanye dissed Jay-Z's collab with Justin Timberlake. "I got love for Hov, but I'm not fucking with that 'Suit and Tie,'" he rapped.

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But in 2016, Kanye went on two rants about not just Jay-Z, but Beyoncé (and their kids as well) during his Saint Pablo tour.

In October, Kanye told a crowd, "I can’t take this shit, bro! Our kids have never even played together."And then in November, Kanye spilled even more, "Beyoncé, I was hurt because I heard you said you wouldn't perform unless you won video of the year over me and over 'Hotline Bling.' In my opinion — now don't go dissing Beyoncé, she's great. Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people. But sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forget who we are just to win... Jay Z, call me, you still ain't called me ... Jay Z, I know you got killers. Please don't send them at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man."
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In October, Kanye told a crowd, "I can’t take this shit, bro! Our kids have never even played together."

And then in November, Kanye spilled even more, "Beyoncé, I was hurt because I heard you said you wouldn't perform unless you won video of the year over me and over 'Hotline Bling.' In my opinion — now don't go dissing Beyoncé, she's great. Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people. But sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forget who we are just to win... Jay Z, call me, you still ain't called me ... Jay Z, I know you got killers. Please don't send them at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man."

And while many have cited Jay-Z's "Kill Jay Z" song from his new album 4:44 as a Kanye diss track, Jay put those rumors to rest by saying, "It’s not about a Kanye diss. I’m talking about me. When I say, 'You dropped out of school, you lost your principals,' I’m not talking about Kanye. I’m talking about me. The whole thing."

If you don't remember the lyrics to "Kill Jay Z," here's a little refresher: "You walkin’ around like you invincible, you dropped outta school, you lost your principles / I know people backstab you, I felt bad too / But this ‘fuck everybody’ attitude ain’t natural / But you ain’t the same, this ain’t Kumba Ye / But you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye / You gave him 20 million without blinkin / He gave you 20 minutes on stage, fuck was he thinkin’? / ’Fuck wrong with everybody?’ is what you sayin’ / But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane."::: insert big side eyes 👀:::
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If you don't remember the lyrics to "Kill Jay Z," here's a little refresher: "You walkin’ around like you invincible, you dropped outta school, you lost your principles / I know people backstab you, I felt bad too / But this ‘fuck everybody’ attitude ain’t natural / But you ain’t the same, this ain’t Kumba Ye / But you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye / You gave him 20 million without blinkin / He gave you 20 minutes on stage, fuck was he thinkin’? / ’Fuck wrong with everybody?’ is what you sayin’ / But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane."

::: insert big side eyes 👀:::

So, to recap: Jay and Ye aren't on good terms because Kanye "crossed the line," but "Kill Jay Z" isn't about Kanye... (even though it still kinda seems like it is).

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You can see the Jay-Z interview in full here and judge for yourself, though!

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