Kim Kardashian West, 36, is famous for being fiercely protective of her husband Kanye West, 40, so it’s no surprise that she was none-too-pleased when Jay-Z, 47, allegedly dissed Kanye on the lead track of his long awaited 13th studio album, 4:44.
The song, titled Kill Jay-Z, seems to question the rapper’s former friend’s sanity. It’s quite possible that Jay-Z thinly veiled his feelings about Kanye in the lyrics, “I know people backstab you, I feel bad too / But this ‘f*ck everybody’ attitude ain’t natural/ But you ain’t the same, this ain’t KumbaYe/ But you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye/ You gave him 20 million without blinkin’/ He gave you 20 minutes on stage, f*ck was he thinkin’?/ ‘F*ck wrong with everybody?’ is what you sayin’/ But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane.”
A source for HollywoodLife.com exclusively described Kim’s reaction to Jay’s jabs. “She gets very protective of her husband, like a mama bear,” the source explained. “She thinks it was a low blow to diss Kanye and throw around words like ‘insane’ after all he’s been through. Kanye had a real difficult time last year and is still coming out of it, so to hit him like that wasn‘t cool.”
Most likely the source was referring to Kanye’s brief hospitalization at UCLA Medical Center for alleged paranoia after Kim was robbed at gunpoint in Paris. Kanye publicly blasted Jay-Z for not personally checking in after the couple had returned to Los Angeles, telling the crowd at one of his shows, “Don’t call me after the robbery and say, ‘How you feelin’?’ You want to know how I’m feelin’? Come by the house, bring the kids like we brothers. Let’s sit down.”
According to Jay-Z, he did not intend for listeners to take his song lyrics literally. It doesn’t seem that Kim is buying it. And apparently Kanye isn’t either. TMZ reported that the Life of Pablo rapper is breaking from Jay-Z’s streaming company Tidal over a money dispute involving Yeezy’s contention that Tidal owes him about $3 million. According to TMZ, sources allegedly close to Tidal have revealed that Jay-Z is threatening to sue if Kanye follows through and moves his music to a competing platform.