Following Kanye West’s revelation that a collaboration with Jay Z is unlikely. Music insiders say even Jay Z is sick rapper Kanye .At Wednesday’s gig at Seattle’s KeyArena, Kanye said, in what fans presumed to be a dig at Jay Z:
“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.”
A music insider told Page Six that the rappers’ friendship was never what it seemed.
“Jay can’t stand him,” s“He looks at him as this crazy, eccentric motherf - - ker he can tolerate in small doses. Kanye is a nut job. Everyone knows that.”
On their perceived closeness in the past, the source said
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.”
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.’ ”
A source close to West insisted of the hit-makers,
“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.”