It looks like JAY-Z still has 99 problems — and Kanye West fans are to blame. The rappers’ ongoing feud was front and center in the UK documentary Public Enemies, and viewers were definitely team Ye when it came down to picking sides.
After the Channel 4 series aired, fans took to social media to accuse JAY-Z of using and bullying the “Gold Digger” rapper, while supposedly trying to mentor the troubled star. In the documentary, fans went behind-the-scenes of the duo’s longtime partnership, which included Jay taking Kanye under his wing when he first moved to New York and eventually working together on Watch the Throne.
However, their relationship quickly started to break down following Kanye’s marriage to Kim Kardashian and his string of very public outbursts against Jay and his wife Beyoncé. “Watching this documentary actually makes me feel proper sorry for Kanye West. F–k Jay Z,” one fan tweeted before another added, “Wow, JAY-Z really bullied Kanye.” Others accused Jay of “using” Kanye for his producing skills. “This Kanye vs Jay Z Public Enemies documentary shines a good light on Kanye. Jay was and still is a piece of s–t.”
Before his highly publicized mental breakdown last year, Kanye attacked his former BFF on stage, saying, “JAY-Z call me bruh, you still ain’t call me. JAY-Z, I know you got killers. Please don’t send em at my head. Just call me,” before turning on his wife, “Beyoncé I was hurt, cause I heard you wouldn’t perform unless you won video of the year over me and over ‘Hotline Bling.'”
It wasn’t long until Jay responded to the allegations, calling out Kanye on his new album 4:44. “I know people backstab you, I feel bad too / But this f–k everybody attitude ain’t natural / But you ain’t the same, this ain’t KumbaYe / But you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye / You gave him 20 million without thinkin’ / He gave you 20 minutes on stage, f–k was he thinkin’? / ‘F–k wrong with everybody?’ is what you sayin’ / But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane.”
Some fans did defend the father-of-three amid the allegations, with one pointing out, “Kanye I love you bro but you are venting at the wrong person. Jay-Z gave you the formula and you lost it.”
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