Jay Z and Beyonce, along with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are among the most popular and influential couples in the world. And although they associate at some level, especially in business, the two couples don’t exactly sync and are said to have an awkward relationship with one another in reality. Things are rumored to have gotten worse after Kanye West’s recent rant at a concert in which he slammed Beyonce while stating the following.
“Beyoncé, I was hurt! Cause I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year over me, and over ‘Hotline Bling. In my opinion — now, don’t go trying to diss Beyoncé, she is great. Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people, we are all equal. But sometimes, we be playing the politics too much and forgetting who we are — just to win. F**k winning! F**k looking cool!”
He also urged Jay Z to call him so they can talk things out as men and pleaded with him not to send his killers. The following was his statement in regard to this.
“I’ve been sent here to give y’all my truth — even at the risk of my own life, even at the risk of my own success, my own career,” he continued. “I’ve been sent here to give y’all the truth. Jay Z, call me, bruh! You still ain’t call me! Jay Z, call me! Jay Z, I know you got killers, please don’t send them at my head. Just call me! Talk to me like a man!”
Apparently, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and Jay Z and Beyonce have never really been close and according to numerous reports, it is only now that their rift is becoming public. According to a recent report by Page Six, Beyonce has never really liked Kim Kardashian. The following is a quote from a source who spoke to the site.
“Beyoncé has never genuinely liked Kim. She’s mostly tolerated her because of their husbands’ friendship and [their] mutual friends, like Jennifer Lopez. She [Beyonce] is always a little icy to Kim [Kardashian]. The last time they hung out, the minute Beyoncé could leave the conversation, she did. They always have lots of awkward pauses.”
This is as reported by the Mirror. According to the insider, their feud can be traced back to 2014 when Beyonce and Jay Z were exclusively invited to their wedding, but never showed up. Apparently, Beyonce didn’t want to be overshadowed by Kim Kardashian at the event and her husband Jay Z didn’t want the The Life Of Pablo singer with the reality star.
On the present Jay Z and Kanye West situation, the former is said to have grown weary of the “Fade” singer who has become highly unpredictable. According to a source who spoke to Hollywood Life, “Jay definitely respects his musical talent and creativity and they have had some good times together. But over the years Kanye has really started to grind on Jay. There is only so much he can take of Kanye’s up and down, drama filler personality.”
The strain of the couples’ relationship is said to have gotten to Kanye West who recently publicly expressed the hurt he felt when Jay Z and Beyonce didn’t go to visit him and his wife Kim Kardashian in the aftermath of the Paris robbery. The following was his statement.
“Don’t call me after the robbery and say, ‘How you feelin’?’ You wanna know how I’m feelin’? Come by the house. . . Bring the kids by the house like we brothers. . . Our kids ain’t never even played together.”
Kanye West was hospitalized soon after the event. Apparently, he was on prescription medicine for mental health issues but was inconsistent in taking them, consequently leading to a breakdown. That said, Jay Z and Beyonce have yet to publicly respond to the Kanye West rants.
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