Jay Z Talks Kanye & Joint Beyonce Album

In an Interview with The New York Times Jay Z addresses his relationship with Kanye West and joint LP with Beyonce.

Jay Z recently sat down with The New York Times to discuss many subjects ranging from his kids, to his newest music and even therapy. While sharing some knowledge a few interesting topics stood out during the conversation were his relationship with Kanye West, as well as what happened with LEMONADE and 4:44, and why the idea of a joint album with his wife and megastar Beyonce did not happen.

We all remember Kanye’s rants last year during his ‘Saint Pablo Tour’, and before his hiatus he made one comment about issues between him and Jay Z that sparked rumors. We finally now can see Jay formally address the subject. When speaking on Kanye, he explained, “I hit Kanye the other day just to tell him like, he’s my brother, I love Kanye. I really do.” He further elaborated on their current relationship by saying since Kanye began his career by signing to his label, the relationship is complicated. Jay Z has always been a big brother to Kanye, but with underlying competition. While he admitted there still tension between the two, they will “always be good.”

Originally, the joint album was only a rumor, however, during the interview Hov confirmed it when he said “So her album came out as opposed to the joint album that we were working on. We still have a lot of that music. And this is what it became.” He also explained that the creative process of creating their albums was almost a therapy session for the two of them, and when the time came to release an album that she should share her story first. He also explained that he did not feel as though he needed to “respond” to LEMONADE. They both felt that each of them sharing their story with their own project was healthier than sharing it together.

The overall feel from the interview is that things are going well for the Roc Nation CEO right now. He seems confident that Kanye and himself will work things out, and it appears LEMONADE and 4:44 were almost therapeutic for the couple’s marriage. Even though we did not receive that joint album, with the leftover music still in the Carter’s vaults, there is still hope. To watch the full interview click here