Jay-Z and Kanye West have often been described as rivals but Jay-Z has discussed his friendship with Kanye and described him as his “little brother.”
There has been a lot in the press in recent years about the pair being at odds. A crucial point was in 2016 at a Sacramento gig when Kanye said on stage:
“I’ve been sent here to give y’all my truth even at the risk of my own life, my own success, my own career. Jay Z—call me, bruh. You still ain’t called me. Jay Z, I know you got killers. Please don’t send them at my head. Please call me. Talk to me like a man.”
Jay Z’s latest album 4:44 also contains lines thought to be disses aimed at Kanye.
Recently, however, Jay-Z revealed that the pair is on speaking terms again and sent him “peace and love” during a show in Chicago.
“That’s my brother,” Jay said. “We’re beyond friends. Like literally, my little brother is Kanye. And like your little brother, things happen sometimes.”
“What I respect about him is that he’s the same person,” Jay added. “He [once] interrupted our studio session and stood on a table and started rapping. We were like, ‘Can you please get down’. He was like, ‘No, I am the savior of Chicago’. He didn’t even have a record.”
“He’s brilliant,” Jay concluded.