In a new “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” teaser clip, Jigga tells TV icon David Letterman there’s no bad blood between himself and Yeezy.
“That’s my brother, we’re beyond friends. Really, like literally, my little brother is Kanye. And like your little brother, things happen sometimes – I’ve watched Kanye from without an album. The thing that I respect about him is that he’s the same person. Like, he interrupted our studio session, stood on a table and started rapping. And we were like, ‘Could you ‘please’ get down,’ and he was like ‘No, I’m the savior of Chicago!’ He didn’t have a record.” (“My Next Guest Needs No Introduction”)
In early December 2017, JAY publicly saluted Kanye during a live concert performance.
— G Mookie (@_KingMook) December 6, 2017
A few months ago, Roc Nation’s Vic Mensa shared his take on Ye and JAY’s relationship briefly turning ugly.
“Nobody likes it. I don’t think they like it. That’s the delicate thing about male ego. Relationships go through that, all relationships. Male, female, ego-driven or not, relationships go through strain. The real, real relationships live past it as I believe Kanye and Hov’s relationship 100 percent has and will. I’m not speaking from a place of even knowing that much about the situation. I think they’re all good though. But together and separately, those guys just, they really laid the framework, the groundwork for a lot of us to exist.” (Montreality)
Last year, JAY-Z revealed how much of a complicated relationship he has with Yeezy.
“I [talked to] Kanye the other day, just to tell him, like, he’s my brother. I love Kanye. I do. It’s a complicated relationship with us. … ‘Cause, you know — Kanye came into this business on my label. So I’ve always been like his big brother. And we’re both entertainers. It’s always been like a little underlying competition with your big brother. And we both love and respect each other’s art, too. So it’s like, we both — everyone wants to be the greatest in the world. You know what I’m saying? And then there’s like a lot of other factors that play in it. But it’s gonna, we gonna always be good.” (New York Times)