JAY-Z Speaks Out on Kanye West Feud and Pays Tribute to Chester Bennington

Jay Z. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

In an hour-long Tidal video interview, Jay-Z opened up about his rumored feud with Kanye West, revealing how he was hurt by his comments regarding his family, Rolling Stone reports.

“You got hurt because this person was talking about you on a stage,” Jay-Z said. “But what really hurt me was, you can’t bring my kids and my wife into it. Kanye’s my little brother. He’s talked about me 100 times. He made a song called ‘Big Brother.’ We’ve gotten past bigger issues. But you brought my family into it, now it’s a problem with me. That’s a real, real problem. And he knows it’s a problem.”

“He knows that he crossed the line. I know him. He knows. I know he knows, because we’ve never let this much space go between one of our disagreements, and we’ve had many, because that’s who we are. That’s what I like about him. He’s an honest person, he’s open and he’ll say things and he’s wrong a lot of times and he’ll confront it,” he added.

According to ET, the 47-year-old rapper paid tribute to Chester Bennington during the V Festival in Staffordshire, England. The two worked together on 2004’s Collision Course mash-up EP with Linkin Park.

“Can you guys light it up tonight for Chester?” Jay-Z told the crowd. “Linkin Park, one time, tonight. Please make some noise so he can hear you all the way in heaven tonight!”

During his set, he honor his late collaborator by performing “Numb/Encore” for the audience. The rapper also performed several tracks from his latest album, 4:44, including “Kill Jay Z,” “The Story Of O.J.,” “Family Feud,” and “Smile.”