Jay Z BLASTS Kanye West on New Track: My Wife Is Better Than Yours!
As you’ve probably heard, Kanye West went a special kind of crazy in recent months, even going so far as to declare slavery a choice and Donald Trump his daddy.
Fortunately, the rapper has since vowed to steer clear of politics and stick to creating music and hideous, overpriced sneakers.
But now, Jay Z has decided to weigh in on his former friend’s antics.
And we can’t help but feel like someone just burst through our door and blasted an air horn seconds after we finally got our toddler down for a nap.
The rap world is abuzz today following the release of Meek Mill’s long-anticipated comeback album, Championship/
Thus far, the most hyped and most heavily-dissected track on the album is “What’s Free,” a boastful banger featuring one of the rap world’s living legends, Jay Z.
The song has gone viral today, largely in response to the following lines from Jay’s verse:
“No red hat, don’t Michael and Prince me and Ye / They separate you when you got Michael and Prince’s DNA
“I ain’t one of these house n*ggas you bought / My house like a resort, my house bigger than yours / My spo—c’mon, man—my route better of course…”
At first glance, it appears that Jay is throwing some serious shade at his former protege.
It’s not hard to see why so many listeners arrived at that conclusion, especially considering the fact that the Jay vs. Kanye rivalry predates the latter’s descent into MAGA madness.
But it’s important to note that Jay’s lines are open to interpretation, and sources close to the hip hop icon are insisting that he intended no offense toward ‘Ye.
In fact, it appears he’s assuring fans that ha has no beef with Kanye, likening their situation to efforts to stir up drama between Michael Jackson and Prince in the Eighties.
Much has been made of the “my spouse” line, in which Jay seems to stop himself from likening Beyonce to Kim Kardashian.
But it seems more likely that the lines are directed at the Donald himself, and Jay is just aptly pointing out that Bey is superior to Melania in every way.
Of course, it’s universally agreed that the “house n–gas” line is a jab at prominent black public figures who support Trump.
While Jay may have had Omarosa or Ben Carson in mind — that list obviously includes Kanye, as well.
A level-headed person in ‘Ye’s position might recognize the complexity of the sentiment expressed by Jay here, and applaud his former mentor for his lyrical dexterity.
But this is Kanye we’re talking about, which means a scathing, ill-advised response is already on the way.
Brace yourself, America!