New (alleged) details have emerged around the $20 million Jay Z references on his new 4:44 album.
TMZ reports the $20 million was actually part of Kanye West’s deal with JAY-Z.
In the 4:44 opener “Kill Jay Z,” Hov raps:
I know people backstab you, I felt bad too
But this ‘Fuck everybody!’ attitude ain’t natural
But you ain’t a saint, this ain’t kumbaye
But you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye
You gave him 20 million without blinkin’
Fuck was he thinkin’?
TMZ cited “sources with direct knowledge” of the two’s business dealings, that the $20 million in question was an advance intended to cover Saint Pablo Tour expenses ranging from general production costs to staff payments.
An anonymous source close to the situation denied the accuracy of the TMZ report, stating Roc Nation does not give out advances for artist tours.
As reported days ago, Tidal is also an alleged source of of tension between Jay Z and Kanye West. Ye is maintaining that he’s owed $3 million and is rumored to be done with streaming exclusives for good.