Jay-Z recently sat down with Dean Baquet for T: The New York Times Style Magazine, who spoke on a myriad of topics, from raising his children in today’s racially-charged landscape to him and wife Beyoncé’s recent creation of quasi-transparent music (he even explains the issues that led to his “infidelity”). One of the biggest takes from the feature is the revelation of Jay’s re-connect with friend-turned-distant friend Kanye West — the two had somewhat of a falling out following ‘Ye’s on-stage rants during last year’s tour. Since then (as Jay revealed in another interview), the two haven’t been on speaking terms.
Here’s Jay’s update from the interview:
[I talked to] Kanye the other day, just to tell him, like, he’s my brother. I love Kanye. I do. It’s a complicated relationship with us… ‘Cause, you know — Kanye came into this business on my label. So I’ve always been like his big brother. And we’re both entertainers. It’s always been like a little underlying competition with your big brother. And we both love and respect each other’s art, too. So it’s like, we both — everyone wants to be the greatest in the world. You know what I’m saying? And then there’s like a lot of other factors that play in it. But it’s gonna, we gonna always be good.
Hopefully when we’re 89 we look at this six months or whatever time and we laugh at that. You know what I’m saying? There’s gonna be complications in the relationship that we have to get through. And the only way to get through that is we sit down and have a dialogue and say, ‘These are the things that I’m uncomfortable with. These are the things that are unacceptable to me. This is what I feel.’ I’m sure he feels that I’ve done things to him as well; I’m not a perfect human being by no stretch.
A hell of an early Christmas gift for the Hip-Hop fans, no? Even bigger than that, it’s awesome to see the two finally mending their relationship.
Watch the full sit-down below; even more can be found at the New York Times.