Earlier this week Kanye West exposed the rift between himself and Jay Z after ranting about how their children have never played together and how Jay didn't drop by the house to check on Yeezy's wife, Kim Kardashian, after she was bound, gagged, and robbed in Paris [click here if you missed that].
Turns out there's a reason for that...
From Page Six
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.’ ”
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.”
But our first source maintained: “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.”