Jay-Z Gets Real About Kanye West’s Onstage Rant: ‘He Knows He Crossed the Line’

Jay-Z says Kanye West is his “little brother.” (Tidal screenshot)

Months after Kanye West railed against him in concert, Jay-Z is finally discussing their seemingly strained relationship out in the open.

And sorry, Ye, but your “big brother” doesn’t seem to be instantly forgiving of you talking about the kids.

“It’s not even about Kanye, it really isn’t,” Jay said on the RapRadar podcast Friday, Aug. 18. per Billboard when discussing his song, “Kill Jay Z.” “His name is there, just because it’s just the truth of what happened. But the whole point is ‘You got hurt because this person was talking about you on a stage.'”

In October, Ye went on a no-holds-barred tirade against his former collaborator and implied Jay never brought his daughter, Blue Ivy, over to play with West’s children, North and Saint.

“You wanna know how I’m feeling? Come by the house,” West said after he claimed Jay and Beyoncé hadn’t checked in with Kim Kardashian West after she was robbed. “Bring the kids by the house. Like we’re brothers.”

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Jay told RapRadar West’s comments “really hurt” him.

“You can’t bring my kids and my wife into it,” he said. “Kanye’s my little brother. He’s talked about me 100 times. He made a song called ‘Big Brother.’ We’ve gotten past bigger issues. But you brought my family into it, now it’s a problem with me. That’s a real, real problem. And he knows it’s a problem.”

“He knows that he crossed the line,” Jay added. “I know him. He knows. I know he knows, because we’ve never let this much space go between one of our disagreements, and we’ve had many, because that’s 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 and he’ll confront it.”

Tidal subscribers can watch the full hour-long podcast here.

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