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Kanye West has reportedly extended an olive branch to JAY-Z, hoping to put an end to their ongoing feud.
According to TMZ, Yeezy has asked Hov for a face-to-face meeting in order to make peace. The rappers have been at odds since West criticized Jay and his wife Beyoncé during onstage rants. At the time, ‘Ye also claimed that their daughters had never played with one another.
Jigga responded to these rants on “Kill Jay Z” off this year’s 4:44, claiming he was “hurt” by them and that they made him wonder what his frequent collaborator was thinking. Later, he elaborated on this during an interview with TIDAL’s Rap Radar podcast.
“He knows it’s a problem because me and him would have been talked about it, we would have been resolved our issue, but he knows he crossed the line,” he said. “I know him. He knows. Not only does he have to know, I know he knows because we never let this much space go between one of our disagreements and we’ve had many. That’s part of who we are. That’s what I like about him. He’s an honest person. He’s open and he’ll say things and he’s wrong a lot of times but we’ll confront it. But that’s not the point. The point is, I was getting to the point where I said, ‘You got hurt by that.’ That’s nothing. You can’t diss somebody saying you got hurt. That’s the softest diss of all time. ‘You got hurt ’cause you did cool by ‘Ye.’ I dissed myself, actually. What are you talking about, you sucka-ass ni**a? That’s the softest shit of all time.”
During the interview, he also explained why speaking about Beyoncé and their children was particularly offensive. “Don’t talk about anyone’s kid onstage,” he explained. “It’s too much energy. You give room for anybody to comment. Our children are already in this place where they are affected by our celebrity. Don’t go doing something that allows people to pit us against each other and talk about my child or even his child. Don’t do that.”
JAY revealed that he was open to speaking with Kanye during the interview, as well. “It requires a real conversation and we’ll have it,” he said. “We’ll have it soon. I’m sure we’ll have it.”
Insiders claim that the feud is not about their financial dispute over TIDAL. This also co-signs what Jigga said about their legal issue. “I don’t care about none of that,” said JAY. “It’s Kanye’s decision [to leave or stay with TIDAL] and has always been his decision. I’ve never held anybody back in my life from doing anything. You can’t name one time I hold people back. From what? I don’t do that. It’s not who I am. It’s nothing about business.”