Jay-Z addresses talking points around “4:44” album in new interview

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Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z speaking  on the "4:44" album  with Elliott Wilson  and  B. Dot on Rap radar podcast.

Jay-Z in his first interview since releasing “4:44” spoke on some a range of talking points on the album. The Hip-Hop mogul was speaking with Elliott Wilson and B. Dot on Rap radar podcast.
Hov as he is also called touched on the Kanye West feud, which people perceived strongly in ‘Kill Jay-Z’.

He says Kanye crossed the line by bringing family into any disagreement they may be having.

" Don’t talk about anyone’s kid onstage,"  Jay-Z addresses Kanye West feud

” Don’t talk about anyone’s kid onstage,”  Jay-Z addresses Kanye West feud
(Michael Buckner/Getty)

 “He knows that he crossed the line,”
JAY-Z said, referring to when Kanye West went on rants at concerts
about him and his wife Beyoncé. West had also, at the time, lamented
that his kids and JAY-Z’s never play together.
“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,” JAY-Z said adding, Don’t
talk about anyone’s kid onstage. It’s too much energy. You give room for
anybody to comment. Our children are already in this place where they
are affected by our celebrity. Don’t go doing something that allows
people to pit us against each other and talk about my child or even his
child. Don’t do that.”
” 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.”
” But that’s not
the point. The point is, I was getting to the point where I said, ‘You
got hurt by that.’ That’s nothing. You can’t diss somebody saying you
got hurt. That’s the softest diss of all time. ‘You got hurt ’cause you
did cool by ‘Ye.’ I dissed myself, actually. What are you talking about,
you suck-ass ni**a? That’s the softest shit of all time.”
He also noted that their disagreement was never related to the Tidal legal and money issues.
West’s decision has always been his decision I can’t hold anyone back from doing anything,” Jay-Z said about Kanye.
The Roc Nation Boss
also spoke on supporting the Black man’s  vision. He talked about how
Black people need to start supporting themselves to do great things. He
used an example of a fellow black man Lavar Ball of the Big Baller brand that’s started up the business of making sneakers.
 
Why
do we get so upset when we as a culture wanna start our own sh*t, that
is puzzling to me, I sit back like this makes no sense.”
“We are culture, nothing moves without us, we just continue to give it away, and it’s cool, everyone can participate.”
On the elevator incident with sister-in-law Solange, Jay referred to her as his sister, not a sister-in-law.

Jay-Z thinks Solange Knowles had been slept on before her "A Seat At The Table" album

Jay-Z thinks Solange Knowles had been slept on before her “A Seat At The Table” album
(Carlota Guerrero)

 “We’ve
always had a great relationship. I fought my brothers and argued with
my brothers my whole life. It just so happens, who we are, these things
go into a different space, but it ain’t nothing. We’ve had one
disagreement ever. Before and after, we’ve been cool. She’s like my
sister. I will protect her. That’s my sister. Not my sister-in-law. My
sister.”

Beyoncé in "Lemonade"

Beyoncé in “Lemonade”
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Commenting
on how that incident resulted in the release of three great albums
“Lemonade”, ” A Seat At The Table”  and ” 4:44″, Jay-Z complimented all
three of them as incredibly gifted artists.
 “I
think we went into that elevator great artists. That don’t surprise me.
I’ve always loved Solange’s music. I think she was slept on before this
album. I thought the album before this one was amazing too. Incredible
artist. Bey made an incredible album before, a hundred of ’em. She
literally has 100 hits. It isn’t like she didn’t have hits before this
last album. It sounds good. It’s a good thing to say.”
Speaking on if he was dissing rapper Future on the track ‘Kill Jay-Z, where he raps where he raps: “I don’t even know what you woulda done, in the Future, other niggas playin’ football with your son,”  Hov explained that it was a coincidence with the name.
“I
don’t mean any malice. I’m not discrediting all step-pops in the world.
It was a line to say, that could happen to me in my future. It just so
happened that his name was Future, and then I just made a scheme out of
it. I wasn’t trying to put Future down. We just made a song together, I
don’t have any problems with him.
You can get to watch the full clip on Tidal.com

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