Will the Kanye West and Jay-Z feud escalate?
The lyrics in question read: “You gave him 20 million without blinkin’
He gave you 20 minutes on stage, fuck was he thinkin’?” (Full lyrics here).
Now, according to TMZ, the US$20 million was not a loan, but a cash advance from Roc Nation, Jay’s entertainment company, to cover expenses for Kanye’s 2016 Saint Pablo tour.
The cash was used to cover staff and production costs for set-ups such as Kanye’s iconic floating stage.
The Daily Mail asserts that it’s common for artistes of Kanye’s stature to receive cash advances amounting to millions of dollars to fund tour expenses.
This is the latest development in a growing feud between Jay and Ye, which you can read all about in our previous article here.
The spat centers on Kanye’s deal with Jay-Z’s music streaming service Tidal. The TMZ report also reveals that Jay-Z has threatened to sue Kanye if he makes an exclusive deal with another music streaming service, but word is that Ye is done with exclusive deals.