JAY-Z on friendship with Kanye West: “That’s my brother”

JAY-Z shares a fond memory.

April 06, 2018

JAY-Z's episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction is out today, and the episode's final preview is all about his relationship with Kanye West. "Are we friends, or are we not friends?"


"That's my brother," JAY-Z answers. "We're beyond friends. Like literally, my little brother is Kanye. And like your little brother, things happen sometimes."

To this, Letterman asked for more information, and JAY-Z hinted that the story behind his falling out with Kanye, who he really does think of a brother even though he clarifies that "we didn't come from the same father and mother," will be more obvious once it's resolved, adding "The thing I respect about him is that he is the same person."

"Like he interrupted our studio session and stood on the table and started rapping," JAY-Z continued, sharing the story of one of their first meetings, "and we were like, 'could you please get down?' And he was like, 'no, I am the Savior of Chicago.' He ain't even have a record."

Watch the preview above. The full episode is available on Netflix now.

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JAY-Z on friendship with Kanye West: “That’s my brother”