JAY-Z Talks '4:44,' Relationship With Kanye West & More


UPDATE: Hov's two-part tell all interview with hip hop journalist, Elliot Wilson is now available for viewing on YouTube. If you're not a TIDAL subscriber or you didn't manage to catch the interview due to having a busy schedule, you can watch the interview below.





JAY-Z sat down with Elliot Wilson and Brian "B.Dot" Miller on the Rap Radar podcast on tidal for a rare and lengthy interview. Matters discussed during the hour long session includes the creative process of "4:44," fans misinterpretation of his money phone lyric, religion, Tidal, Solange and more.

One of the tracks on "4:44" that created a huge stir was Jay's alleged Kanye West diss track "Kill Jay Z" but now, the rap mogul says it was not exactly a diss.

"It’s not even about Kanye,” he said. “It really isn’t. It’s just his name is there, right? Because it’s just honest, it’s truthful, what happened. But I’m saying, the whole point is, you got hurt because this guy was talking about you on a stage but what really hurt me was, you can’t bring my kids and my wife into it. Kanye’s my little brother. He’s talked about me a hundred times. He made a song called ‘Big Brother.’ We’ve gotten past bigger issues. But you brought my family into it and now it’s a problem with me. Now, it’s a real, real problem."

Jay said him and his "Watch The Throne" partner have gotten over bigger issues in the past but bringing B and Blue into his rants was crossing the line.

"He knows it’s a problem because me and him would have been talked about it," he said. "We would have been resolved our issue, but he knows he crossed the line. 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."

"Don't talk about anyone’s kid onstage,” he continued. “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.”

When talking about black entrepreneurship, Hov gave LaVar Ball one of the biggest co-signs he'd ever get by revealing he copped 3 pairs of Zoz's.

"That man has a vision of his own, why wouldn't I support him?" Jay said. "He feels like he could move culture and his son has a big enough name and a big enough brand that they can do it. Nike had to start somewhere. Why do we get so upset when we, us as a culture, want to start our own shit? That shit is puzzling to me."

The full Q&A is a Tidal exclusive so it's only open (for now) to users of the streaming service.
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