On Friday, Jay-Z released the visual for his interview with Rap Radar’s Brian ‘B-Dot’ Miller and Elliott Wilson, where he discussed all things 4:44.
The rapper dished on the behind the scenes business, the marketing and the lyrics of, what many have coined his best album to date. During the discussion, Hov finally opened up about his relationship with Kanye West, who he called his little brother.
Although Hov mentioned Kanye’s name, he revealed that the song is really about how he viewed certain situations in his life and holding himself accountable for his own actions. But, when Kanye brought up Beyonce and Blue Ivy, that’s when things became a problem for Hov.
“But, what really hurt me was, you can’t bring my kids and my wife into it,” he said. “Like, Kanye’s my little brother. He’s talked about me 100 times. He made a song called Big Brother. We’ve gotten past bigger issues but you brought my family into it, now it’s a problem.”
“That’s a real real problem,” he said. “Now we have to – he know it’s a problem cause me and him would have been talked about it, we would have been resolved our issue. But he know that he crossed the line. I know him, he knows. He has to – no – I know he knows. Because we’ve never let this much space go between one of our disagreements. We’ve had many. It’s part of who we are.”
Although he still feels that he will talk to Kanye eventually to settle their differences, as he believes he has done some things to hurt Kanye as well, Hov is disappointed in the fact that Kanye dragged their children into the drama.
“You don’t put our kids in that space. Like don’t talk about anyone’s kid on stage. You know what I mean, it’s too much energy, it’s too [many] people and you give room for anybody to comment. Our children are already in this place of where they are affected by our celebrity. Don’t go do something that will allow people to pit us against each other and talk about my child and talk about his child – even his child. Don’t do that.”
Hov then went on to discuss his Future line, saying he didn’t mean any malice by it. He simply chalked it up to a rapper thing, saying it was a fear of his.
“I don’t have any problems with him. I don’t have a reason to try to embarrass him. It’s a rap thing.”