It all kinda makes sense now. The uncertainty and mystery surrounding the release of Watch The Throne. The bizarre instance of the two putting a short Watch The Throne documentary online, taking it down, putting it back up, and then taking it down again. According to the New York Post‘s Page Six, Kanye West and Jay-Z are feuding over the album and the accompanying tour to the point where they’re bare on speaking terms. In other words, Kanye West is being a diva. He’s a little difficult, as you may have heard.
The sources say West wants flashy concerts with “next-level production,” which would cost more than $400,000 per show. Jay-Z is said to be meticulous about costs and already has a larger, long-term advance from Live Nation that he has to pay back.
“Jay-Z can’t deal with Kanye,” an insider 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.”
West is expected to agree to the conditions of the tour next week, but the business brouhaha between the powerhouse artists might have affected their backstage relationship.
“Jay-Z is fed up with West’s antics,” another source said. “He doesn’t even want to be around him.” However, the two are expected to perform together at a listening party tonight at The Rose Planetarium in Central Park, according to The Post’s Dan Aquilante. A Live Nation rep said, “No comment.” The rappers’ reps didn’t get back to us.
Now, it’s important to consider the source here — Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post — which means that this is all probably true because the Post likely tapped someone’s phone to verify it. Besides, it just sounds like it’s true, so I’m totally buying it.
Jay-Z’s got 99 problems and apparently a bitch is one. In other news, some guy in Florida has a problem with too much p*ssy on his hands, as per the local news.