*The acrimony between Jay Z and Kanye West has reached the boiling point. If recent reports are correct, we can place them in the “former friends” category. So don’t expect a “Watch the Throne 2” anytime soon … or ever.
If you believe the NY Post’s Page Six report, “insiders” are saying that Jay z is just not feeling “Wildman” West after he seemingly ranted at a recent concert that Jigga hasn’t been a good friend in the aftermath of West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, being robbed in Paris.
As we reported, at Wednesday’s gig at Seattle’s KeyArena, Kanye went in on Jay Z, presumably, with this dig:
“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.” (Watch it above.)
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A music insider told us that the rappers’ friendship was never what it seemed. “Jay can’t stand him,” said the source. “He looks at him as this crazy, eccentric motherf - - ker he can tolerate in small doses. Kanye is a nut job. Everyone knows that.”
The source said of the tour for the duo’s blockbuster 2011 album “Watch the Throne,” that Jay Z “tolerated” West because “there was so much money to be made. Jay was like, ‘I’m gonna knock this out. We’re going to do a tour to bring in millions of dollars. I can tolerate that.’ ”
As part of his rant on Wednesday, West appeared to blame things on Jay Z’s Tidal music service when he performed a verse from a song by Drake and said:
“There will never be a ‘Watch the Throne 2’ . . . That’s the reason I wasn’t on this song. I wasn’t on the song ’cause of Hov [Jay Z’s nickname] . . . Because of some Tidal/Apple [Music] bulls - - t . . . Every time I perform [‘Watch the Throne’ song ‘N - - - as in Paris’], I think about this s - - t.”
However, a source close to West tried paint a rosier picture of West’s and Jay Z’s relationship:
“It didn’t seem like Kanye was dissing Jay at all. They are brothers, closer than friends. Jay appreciates Kanye’s genius, understands his passions and eccentricities and is accepting of it all.”
But that’s just a mirage as far as the Post’s first source is concerned:
“That’s just perception. The reality is that Jay doesn’t want that much to do with him. He likes his own space and is private. They’re very much not the same person. Jay’s immediate circle is very insular, and Kanye is just a guy who always wants something in the spotlight.”