Jay-Z & Kanye West Beefing Over Tour Costs?

It appears Kanye West and big brother Jay-Z might be engaging in a little brotherly quarreling.

According to the New York Post’s Page Six, the rappers — who are dropping their collaborative album, Watch the Throne, on Aug. 8 via iTunes and four days later everywhere else under the group name, The Throne — are hardly speaking to each other due to disagreements about their upcoming tour in support of the highly-touted project.

A source tells the paper that West wants a flashy and very costly production for the fall trek, which would cost more than $400,000 per show. Jay is said to want to keep things toned down, mainly due to a long-term advance from Live Nation that he has to pay back.

“Jay-Z can’t deal with Kanye,” an anonymous source told Page Six. “Jay is a stone-cold businessman. He wants to recoup all of his money from Live Nation. But Kanye wants to upstage rock stars with a blowout show. He doesn’t care about costs. He has a lot less to gain from the shows.”

‘Ye and Hov are expected to come to an agreement on the conditions of the tour next week, but it seems the dispute is causing distance in their relationship behind closed doors. In fact, the paper reports that some industry folks found it odd that Jay and Kanye appeared in Young Jeezy’s show last Monday in New York separately. ”We were expecting them to come out together to perform a track from the album,” an insider said. “They didn’t even go out together after the show.”

“Jay-Z is fed up with West’s antics,” another source added. “He doesn’t even want to be around him.” Still, the two are expected to host a listening party tonight (Aug. 1) at The Rose Planetarium in Central Park.

When the NYP reached out to Live Nation for a comment about the matter, a rep said, “No comment.” The rappers’ reps didn’t get back to them either.

Live Nation’s pre-sale event on Thursday was delayed, but tickets for the tour are slated to go on sale today, with shows at the IZOD Center September 27 and 28. —Mariel Concepcion

  • dope

    Does this surprise anyone ?

  • TBM2XB

    Does anyone believe this???? Yawn

    • joe rocket

      i don’t ………

  • Dan

    Didn’t Jay and R. Kelly fall out after making a duet album together? Isn’t this kind of how it went down? Maybe he should learn and not do any more collaborative projects with Chicago folk; it doesn’t seem to ever work for him.

  • cshel41

    this blows me. The R-Kelly beef was dif though Kellz was pissed cuz jigga was gett’n more shine lil cry baby.. But Kanye is trippn. Come on son. Ye n Hova da best thing since styles n jada. That otis joint crazy. Kanye needs to understand ppl arent there to see lasers n smoke we’re there to see yaw. dont fux up a good thing son. 400,000 A SHOW WOW. The restof the country in recession which is cool but come on Kanye really. How many shows all together? 400,000 A SHOW IS DEF NOT A GOOD BUISNESS MOVE N DOESNT EVEN SOUND SMART TO A NONBUISESSMAN UNLESS YOUR FLIPPN THE HELL OUT SOME TICKET SELLS. Get it together ppl. I hope they dont split its bad enough beenie gone that blew me. bad enough cam aint fux’n wit’em either.

  • cshel41

    this blows me. The R-Kelly beef was dif though Kellz was pissed cuz jigga was gett’n more shine lil cry baby.. But Kanye is trippn. Come on son. Ye n Hova da best thing since styles n jada. That otis joint crazy. Kanye needs to understand ppl arent there to see lasers n smoke we’re there to see yaw. dont fux up a good thing son. 400,000 A SHOW WOW. The restof the country in recession which is cool but come on Kanye really. How many shows all together? 400,000 A SHOW IS DEF NOT A GOOD BUISNESS MOVE N DOESNT EVEN SOUND SMART TO A NONBUISESSMAN UNLESS YOUR FLIPPN THE HELL OUT SOME TICKET SELLS. Get it together ppl. I hope they dont split its bad enough beenie gone that blew me. bad enough cam aint fux’n wit’em either. NY EGOS cant be that BIGGIE, see what i did right there lol

  • http://twitter.com/landuswuznthere lanwuzhere

    Jay likes to work alone. Thats why the group w/ him, ja, and x didn’t work or the best of both worlds…..Hell even w/ dame and biggs. I could see this one comin from a mile away. Ye likes doin th over the top thing Jay might just have a band and call it a day. This is definitely a case of egos but as long as Ty Ty doesnt pepper spray Kanye everything should be cool….

  • $yk

    so…….who’s more to blame…

    the one who wants to spend more money than expected so he can outdo all…

    or the one who wants to get his tab cleaned up from an old advance, and wants to be cheap about it…

    you decide

  • banana boat

    ^^^well they did advance jay 9 figures….