With only a week before their "Watch The Throne" album hits stores, the New York Post is reporting that there are multiple problems between Jay-Z and Kanye West, to the point where they are "barley speaking to each other." The Post says the main issues surround their upcoming tour at which Kanye wants flashy concerts with "next-level production," (costing more than $400,000 per show) while Jay-Z is "said to be meticulous about costs and already has a larger, long-term advance from Live Nation that he has to pay back."
"Jay-Z can't deal with Kanye," an insider told Page Six. "Jay is a stone-cold businessman. He wants to recoup all of his money from Live Nation. But Kanye wants to upstage rock stars with a blowout show. He doesn't care about costs. He has a lot less to gain from the shows." (NYPOST)
The Post's own Dan Aquilante reports that the two are set to perform together at a listening party tonight at the Rose Planetarium in Central Park, but "Jay-Z is fed up with West's antics," another source said. "He doesn't even want to be around him." A Live Nation rep said, "No comment." The rappers' reps didn't comment.
Jay-Z, Kanye West – Otis