We all stand to benefit from a budding feud between hip-hop’s biggest names. Let’s take a moment to acknowledge how far we’ve come since the days of Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. This latest rappers feud is over skipping a wedding. Sad day for hip hop, but like I said – we all stand to benefit from this one.
According to reports, during Kanye’s June 7th perfomance at the X Games in Austin, Texas, the rapper casually left off the name of his best friend and collaborator during one of his performances. In the song ‘Cold’, West usually says ‘Lucky I ain’t had Jay drop him from the team’. However, during this concert, Kanye left Jay’s name completely out of the song. Then in the song ‘Blood on the Leaves’, Kanye raps “I don’t give a if you use to talk to Jay-Z”, but during the show he went silent when Jay’s name was up.
Clearly, something is not right between the two hip-hop stars, but this isn’t the old days. Instead of attacking Jay Z in his lyrics, we have the passive aggressive name omission. It’ll be interesting to see if Jay fires back or this issue escalates. Whatever happens we don’t expect it to be like rap feuds of days past. At least we don’t hope so. It’s much safer on social media.
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