Jay-Z and Kanye West Reunite Publicly for the First Time in Over Three Years
It's well documented that Jay-Z and Kanye West haven't been rocking like they used to recently. It's been around three years since the Watch the Throne duo has been spotted together. That all changed on Saturday (Dec. 14), when they reunited at Diddy's 50th birthday party.
The soiree went down in Beverly Hills, Calif. A slew of big name recording artists were in attendance including Jay, Kanye, Pharrell, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, The Weeknd, and JD, but it was Hov and Yeezy's reunion that stole the show. Pictures were captured of the two dapping each other up with smiles on their faces. They later posed for photos and were seen briefly chopping it up.
Jigga and 'Ye were last spotted together in August 2016 partying at an MTV Video Music Awards afterparty. A few months later, Kanye called out Jay and Beyonce during a Saint Pablo Tour stop in Sacramento, Calif.
"Jay-Z, call me bruh. You still ain't call me," 'Ye said onstage. "Jay-Z, I know you got killers. Please don't send 'em at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man."
Jay later spoke on his issues with Kanye on the 4:44 track "Kill Jay-Z" where he raps, “You gave him $20 million without blinkin’/He gave you 20 minutes on stage, fuck was he thinkin’?/Fuck wrong with everybody is what you sayin’/But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane.”
Later that year, Jay insisted he still had love for Kanye despite their complicated relationship. Jigga again addressed Kanye on the Meek Mill track, "What's Free?," which prompted 'Ye to prematurely tease the Watch the Throne 2 album with seemingly no confirmation from Hov. West admitted in a 2018 interview with Charlamagne Tha God that Jay and Bey not coming to his wedding to Kim Kardashian was what sparked the fall-out.
Since then, obviously, Kanye has gone through some life changes, which include him turning to Christianity and becoming a gospel rapper. He is planning a tour in promotion of his recently-released Jesus Is King album. West's new outlook on rap may prevent a Watch the Throne follow-up but at least it appears Jay and 'Ye are back on good terms.
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