Jay-Z and Kanye West have always had a tenuous relationship – which may have just become more complicated with the release of Meek Mill’s new song, “What’s Free.”
The “Story of OJ” rapper contributes a guest verse to the track off Mill’s new album (out now on Spotify) in which he seemingly refers to West and the Make America Great Again hat he has been known to wear thanks to his relationship with President Trump.
“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 those house (expletives) you bought, My house like a resort, my house bigger than yours,” he raps.
Back in 2016, West ranted about Jay-Z in an onstage tirade shortly before canceling his Saint Pablo tour, in which he dissed the rapper for not allegedly “calling him.”
“It’s a complicated relationship with us,” Jay-Z told the New York Times in 2017. “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 … And then there’s like a lot of other factors that play in it. But we gonna always be good.”
After appearing with President Trump in the Oval Office in October while wearing his red MAGA hat, West subsequently walked back his political platform, claiming he’s”been used to spread messages.”