All is right in the world because JAY-Z and Kanye West are friends again! After the rap icons feuded for nearly two years, JAY opened up about the state of his friendship with Kanye during an interview on Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman and fans will be relieved to know that JAY and Ye have both squashed their beef and are back to being friends.
“That’s my brother, we’re beyond friends,” the 48-year-old told David. “Really, like literally my little brother is Kanye. And like, [with] your little brother, things happen sometimes.”
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He went on to explain that just like blood-related siblings, they had a falling out but it still didn’t affect their bond or love for each other. “That’s still your sibling forever, it’s my brother. We don’t come from the same mom and dad but I watched Kanye from without an album,” he continued. “The thing I respect about him is that he is the same person. He interrupted our studio session and stood on the table and started rapping, and we were like, ‘Could you please get down?’ And he was like, ‘No! I am the savior of Chicago!’ He didn’t have a record.”
Kanye and JAY’s feud might have been brewing for a while but it came to a head when Kanye publicly called out JAY and his wife Beyoncé in November 2016 during his infamous onstage rant at the Sacramento, CA date of his Saint Pablo tour. In his long-winded speech, Kanye accused Bey of only agreeing to perform at that year’s MTV Video Music Awards if her music video for “Formation” won Video of the Year over Kanye’s video for “Famous” and Drake’s video for “Hotline Bling” and Kanye begged JAY to call him so they could talk it out. Just two days later, Kanye was hospitalized after suffering a mental breakdown. Watch the video below to see how JAY dissed Kanye on his latest album.