Jay Z takes a swipe at Kanye West on Meek Mill collaboration ‘ What’s Free’



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Jay-Z appears to have used his feature on Meek Mill's new studio album Championships to call out Kanye West. 

The hip hop mogul took aim at West on "What's Free", a collaboration with Rick Ross and Mill, which is a take on Notorious BIG's "What's Beef". 

During the track, Jay-Z mocks West over his support of Trump, rapping: "No red hat, don't Michael and Prince me and Ye / They separate you when you got Michael and Prince's DNA / I ain't one of these house n***as you bought / My house like a resort, my house bigger than yours."

Then he appears to almost-compare West's wife Kim Kardashian with his own wife, Beyonce: "My spo– c'mon man, my route better, of course."

Elsewhere, he hits out at racial oppression in America ("In the land of the free, where the blacks enslaved / Three-fifths of a man I believe's the phrase").

Jay-Z and West's relationship has been tumultuous of late. During an interview in April with David Letterman, he spoke about his relationship with West and said: "That's my brother. We're beyond friends. Really, like literally, my little brother is Kanye, and like your little brother, things happen sometimes."

However, some have interpreted his Kanye mention as an address of how the media attempts to fuel tension between the two, comparing it to the fall-out between Prince and Michael Jackson. 

Mill has also spoken out against West over his meeting with Donald Trump at the White House. "I don't think [Kanye] addressed anything that had to do with what was tough on justice reform," he said. "He wasn't prepared for it, and he shouldn't have done it. I had phone calls with Kanye for hours. He was trying to get me to do things like that."

Mill recently wrote a powerful op-ed for the New York Times on criminal justice reform, based on his own experiences. Elsewhere on his new record, he quashed his beef with fellow artist Drake following a years-long feud. 


The Independent