By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Will Kanye West’s latest rant hurt his relationship with Jay-Z? The always outspoken ‘Ye went on a tirade against everything from Taylor Swift to corporate brands during a show in London this weekend. As part of his monologue, he even dissed Jay’s new collaboration “Suit & Tie” with Justin Timberlake
He boldly told the crowd, “I got love for Hov, but I ain’t f—in’ with that ‘Suit & Tie.’” This comes on the heels of news that Jay and JT will be hitting the road together as the ‘Legends Of The Summer’ tour. The tour will even make a stop in Ye’s hometown of Chicago this summer.
This isn’t the first time Kanye’s temper has hit Jay close to home. ‘Ye has hinted at difficulties with his mentor in music. The song “Big Brother” in particular, outlines his adoration of Jay which oftentimes forced ‘Ye to humble himself. “I told Jay I did a song with Coldplay. Next thing I know he got a song with Coldplay. Back in my mind I’m like “Damn, no way.” Translate, Espanol ‘No way, Jose,’” he rapped in the song about how Jay allegedly stole his idea to do a Coldplay collaboration.
In 2009, Ye infamously cut short Taylor Swift’s MTV Video Music Awards win to shout out Jigga’s wife Beyonce. In 2012, it seemed that all was forgiven, when Jay jokingly cut off Kanye’s acceptance speech at the BET Awards in “retaliation.”
It doesn’t seem likely that Jay will issue a public response, but only time will tell. Chances are, he’s so used to Kanye’s outbursts that this might only warrant a phon ecall, but the timing of that Justin Timberlake jab can’t make him happy…