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Jay-Z Talks About His Torn Friendship With Kanye West: 'You Brought My Family Into It, Now It's a Problem'

Jay-Z recently did a rare interview with hip hop journalist Brian “B.Dot” Miller and Elliott Wilson on the 'Rap Radar' podcast. Today, Tidal unveiled the extended, hour-long interview.

The hosts asked Jay about the status of his relationship with his long-time collaborator Kanye West after throwing a diss in his direction on the first song from 4:44, “Kill Jay-Z.” 
“What really hurt me was, you can’t bring my wife and my kids into it,” Jay said. “Like, Kanye is my little brother. He’s talked about me a hundred times, he even made a song called ‘Big Brother.’ We’ve gotten past bigger issues. But you brought my family into it, now it’s a problem.”
The subject of Jay's lines about his "little brother" Kanye West on "Kill Jay Z" came up:
"It's not even about Kanye, it really isn't," he said. "His name is there, just because it's just the truth of what happened. But the whole point is 'You got hurt because this person was talking about you on a stage.' But what really hurt me was, you can't bring my kids and my wife into it. Kanye's my little brother. He's talked about me 100 times. He made a song called 'Big Brother.' We've gotten past bigger issues. But you brought my family into it, now it's a problem with me. That's a real, real problem. And he knows it's a problem."
Issues with Jay-Z came to a head for Kanye last year when he launched into multiple rants during concerts about Hova and his wife, Beyonce, and lamented the fact that their kids never played together. 
He knows that he crossed the line," Jay said. "I know him. He knows. I know he knows, because we've never let this much space go between one of our disagreements, and we've had many, because that's who we are. That's what I like about him. He's an honest person, he's open and he'll say things and he's wrong a lot of times and he'll confront it."
He closed out by saying, “Don’t talk about anyone’s kid on stage. Our children are already in this place where they’re affected by our celebrity. Don’t go and do something that’ll allow people to pit us against each other. Don’t do that.”
Listen to Jay-Z and Rap Radar's below or here on Tidal.

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