Kanye West allegedly ranted about Jay Z at a recent concert when he whined, “Our kids ain’t never even played together!” Now we know why.
After Page Six reported that Jay Z is tired of wild West’s “nut job” shtick, a source exclusively adds that the rappers’ feud “stems right back to Beyoncé’s dislike of [West’s wife] Kim [Kardashian] and that’s why Blue and North have never had a play date.”
Said the Kardashian source: “Beyoncé has never genuinely liked Kim. She’s mostly tolerated her because of their husbands’ friendship and [their] mutual friends, like Jennifer Lopez. She is always a little icy to Kim. The last time they hung out, the minute Beyoncé could leave the conversation, she did. They always have lots of awkward pauses” when they speak.
While Beyoncé’s disinterest in Kim has been rumored for a while, we hear the couple’s absence at West and Kardashian’s 2014 wedding made it clear. “[Beyoncé’s] behavior during the wedding proved she isn’t Kim’s biggest fan,” our source explained. Beyoncé and Jay Z were invited, and their names were engraved in the marble table for the wedding dinner, but they didn’t show up.
Meanwhile, multiple sources have told us that Jay Z “misses the old Kanye,” and both he and Bey prefer to keep a more low-key profile than West and Kardashian. West sometimes appears on his wife’s reality show, to the dismay of Queen Bey.
“[She] always gives Kanye a lot of grief whenever he’s done anything for the show,” the source said.
At the recent gig, West declared of Jay Z, “There will never be a ‘Watch the Throne 2,’ ” and seemed to blame the beef on issues between Tidal, Jay’s streaming service, and Apple Music. “Kanye is likely trying to distance himself from Tidal so he can collect a bigger check from Apple. There will never be a ‘Watch the Throne 2’ because Kanye is a nightmare to work with and Jay’s not going to deal with that again,” another source mused.
Beyoncé’s rep called the source’s claims “ridiculous, to say the least,” but did not comment further. Reps for Jay and Kardashian didn’t comment.