Jay-Z Denies Beef With Kanye West

Jay-Z didn’t waste time responding to a New York Post story that said he and Kanye West weren’t speaking to each other due to disagreements about tour costs in support of their collaborative album, Watch the Throne.

Making an impromptu appearance on New York City’s Hot 97 dial, Hov addressed the situation live on the air.

“Yeah, we had a fight or something,” Hov sarcastically said to Hot 97’s Angie Martinez. “I kind of want to spend a gazillion dollars. I think they got it backwards, but it’s all good. I made it [Laughs].”

All jokes aside, the Post’s allegations weren’t any laughing matter. The New York paper had a source claiming that West wants a flashy production in a show that would cost more than $400,000, while Jay preferred to keep costs down.

Jigga insists, though, that while he and Kanye disagree from time to time, it’s all creative tension. He also denied rumors of him actually hitting Kanye during the disagreement.

“Kanye is my brother,” Jay told Martinez. “Yes, we get on each other’s nerves, but that’s part of pushing each other. We push each other… the people who have a problem with Kanye or myself are complacent in life. They don’t like to push. They don’t want to be greater and we’re pushing each other to be great. But that’s in the studio. I have so much respect for him, I wouldn’t put my hands on him. Never, no way.”

Watch The Throne will be available on iTunes August 8.—Mark Lelinwalla

  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    JEALOUS PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING TO START TROUBLE & CAUSE PROBLEMS. WHAT PEOPLE NEED TO ASK THEMSELVES WHEN THESE BS STORIES COME OUT IS, (UNLESS SOMEONE WITHIN THEIR INNER CIRCLE IS UNHAPPY), HOW COULD A STORY LIKE THIS COME OUT TO THE MEDIA? IS SOMEONE FROM THE NY POST DOCUMENTING EVERY MOVE THEY MAKE TOGETHER EVERY DAY, WHERE DID THIS SO CALLED REPORT COME FROM?
    THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS STOP BELIEVING EVERY STORY YOU READ.
    LIKE SOULJA BOY BUYING A $55 MILLION DOLLAR JET, YET 4 DAY’S LATER HE OWES THE IRS $30 G’S.

    PEACE & GET MONEY!!!
    MOGUL $$$ GAME ’11!!!

  • Eugene Mirman

    Jay-Z will have his way, anyone who saw the Watch The Throne documentary will have seen how much brown nosing Ye’ was giving Jay.
    For my money Kanye is the better performer, though probably not the better rapper. Kanye should handle the live performance arrangements, coachella this year was something special.

  • PHR3SH

    IT DIDNT MAKE SENSE IN THE 1ST PLACE. “JAY-Z DIDNT WANNA SPEND TO MUCH ON THE TOUR. AND KANYE WANTED TO GO ALL OUT” 1ST OFF JAY GOT BREAD. KANYE DO TO BUT NOT ON THE SAME LEVEL AS JAY. SO WHY WOULD JAY BITCH ABOUT THE TOUR COST. THIS NIGGA GOT THE MOST MONEY OF ANY NIGGA THATS RAPPING RIGHT NOW. SO ALL THAT SHIT EARLIER. SOUNDED LIKE HATING KRACKERS FROM THE GET GO. CAUSE THEY KNOW THEM NIGGAS BOUT TO TAKE THIS MUSIC SHIT TO ANOTHER LEVEL. AND THEY HATING.

  • prettynana43

    I LUV JAY N YE 2DEATH! KEEP SHINING N STAY BLESSED GUYS!!!

    • http://XXL Miracle901haters

      I agree with u phr3sh it didn’t make sense in the 1st place.
      i know that they are not tripping on each other now. they are together in the game ye been doing beats for him years ago. and not only jay.and they will always be hot big ups to them until the end of time.

  • ROCBOY4EVA

    It’s always what HOV say’s. He’s the GOD of this shit, he’s untouchable. I’m sure there was a misunderstanding but people just hate on the greatest!! ROC BOY till i die!