Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has referenced longtime friend Jay-Z‘s new Justin Timberlake “Suit & Tie” collaboration to take aim at the corporate side of the entertainment business.
During a recent London performance, Yeezy took direct aim at the cut-throat side of the music biz and relied on “Suit & Tie” to help illustrate his point.
“Creativity fuels everything. I hate business people. People get on the phone with me and talk to me, you know, like, ‘What kind of business can it do, though? What type of business are you doing? What’s the numbers? How many did you sell? What’s the radio spins? How much shampoo do you sell with your face on it and sh*t?’ Remind, remind me again why we in this sh*t. Remind me again why we in this sh*t. Make it even more mellow, maybe even just the chorus — remind me again why the Grammys can suck my d*ck, remind me again who’s the original super fly/And I got love for Hov but I ain’t f*ckin’ with that ‘Suit & Tie’/Remind me again, remind me again why we in this sh*t/Remind me again, remind me again why we in this sh*t…” (YouTube)
Ye’s comments come just a few days after New York rapper Fabolous took a playful jab at Jigga.
LOL! This is too funny. Fabolous took to his instagram and twitter to call his boy Jay-Z out on something, and he didn’t stop at that, he went as far as using his crazy hashtags to really make his point. Definitely hit the jump and check out the gallery to see what Fab called Jay out on. “myfabolouslife Hov is my guy & all.. & Yall got a great marriage.. We all can see the love shared between you two..But change ya password Bey #N*ggasBeLurkingToo #HovWillRememberYourWholeTextConvo AndSpitItBackInOneTake” (4UMF)
Despite the jokes, Jay and Justin are teaming up for an upcoming summer tour.
Rumors have swirled and the announcement (sort of) is finally here. Two of music’s biggest stars in Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake will embark on a 12-date stadium tour, “Legends of the Summer.” Taking place in outdoor venues, notable stops on the North American trek includes New York City’s Yankee Stadium, Toronto’s Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome), Miami’s Sun Life Stadium and Boston’s Fenway Park. Dates have yet to be announced, but according to clues revealed on Jay-Z’s Life+Times website, the locations look to be confirmed. Expect a second announcement with ticket details and dates to come soon. The “Suit & Tie” collaborators have already performed at this year’s Grammy Awards, and Super Bowl weekend in support of Timberlake’s forthcoming The 20/20 Experience album (Mar.19). (Miss Info TV)
Recently, former Dirty Money singer Dawn Richard hit up SOHH with her reaction to Timberlake coming back to take over the music game.
“I think it’s legendary and the reason why I say that is because he’s managed to rest and take a break in such a way where he was successful in something completely different. He created a craft in acting, really was successful in that and then to be able to come back in such a way, and do it in such a classy way, the way he did it, that’s legendary in itself,” Dawn told SOHH, referring to JT. “He did it in a way where you weren’t oversaturated, which was perfect. You stay out the game and then came back with a new sound, a new plan and you can always respect someone who has a plan like that.” (SOHH)
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