The Jay Z-Kanye West friendship has been complicated in recent years. Sure, Kanye has always been a character who lets the world know of his controversial positions, but his recent alignment with Donald Trump has made him more polarizing, even with his buddy Jay Z.
Jay was recently featured on Meek Mill's new song "What's Free," where he rapped a verse: "No red hat, don't Michael and Prince me and Ye. They separate you when you got Michael and Prince's DNA, uh. I ain't one of these house N****s you bought. My house like a resort, my house bigger than yours. My spou-(C'mon man). My route better of course."
Many believed that verse was a clear diss aimed at Kanye and Kim Kardashian.
Jay Z at Kanye on that verse pic.twitter.com/YDhJovAH5s— Misunderstood (@d_u_a_n_e_) November 30, 2018
However, in a rare move, Jay-Z took to Twitter to share what he actually meant.
The line clearly meant don’t pit me against my brothers no matter what our differences are (red hat) now go pick up Meek album . Drake and Meek on there together .— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) November 30, 2018
This was the rapper's first tweet since July 2017, so clearly he felt it was his responsibility to clarify that he and Kanye are not at odds.
Jay Z really tweeted for the first time in 15 years to defend Kanye wow I take back everything bad I said about him— Kim (@Kanyeberly) December 1, 2018
We're happy the drama is apparently over between the West and Carter families. Hopefully, we will finally get more musical collaborations between the legendary rappers.