Jay Z Misses the ‘Old Kanye’?
Looks like Jay Z is once again tapping into how many rap fans feel. After Kanye West went on an epic rant during a recent show about his “Big Brother” not stopping by the house to visit him after his wife, Kim Kardashian-West, was robbed in Paris, according to sources close to Mr. Carter, he misses the old Kanye.
Roc-A-Fella co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke told Page Six he was “shocked” by Ye’s rant.
“I was shocked to hear what Kanye said onstage. There was never anything rumbling . . . so when you hear these things in public, it’s a little shocking,” Burke said at an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s classic album Reasonable Doubt.
During the monologue, a frustrated Kanye complained about not being able to collaborate with Drake because Jay’s streaming service, Tidal, and Apple Music (who signed a deal with Drake) are competitors. The rant ended with Ye informing the crowd, “Our kids ain’t never even played together.”
According to Burke, the whole thing caught him and Jigga off guard.
“The last I saw [West], he spoke really highly of Jay. I’m not sure about the relationship at this point. I spoke to Jay [after Kanye’s rant] and we’re both just like, ‘We miss the old Kanye,'” he said.
Still, Burke thinks the famous friends will most likely patch things up.
“From what I know of Kanye, he’s usually really honest. So it sounds like something he’s going through right now,” he explained. “He may [say] something like that, and then three weeks later he may be back to, ‘That’s my brother.’ But at this point, with everybody’s career, we’re a little too old for rap beef.”
Let’s hope he’s right.