Throughout the week, Netflix has been hyping up Jay Z's appearance on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, which is now live on the streaming platform. He speaks on Eminem and Snoop Dogg's flows, his mother falling in love, the most beautiful thing Blue Ivy has ever said, and Trump's presidency. Now, we have an exclusive clip of what Hov had to say about Kanye West.
"Kanye West," Letterman asks, "are we friends?"
After the crowd laughs at the awkward question, Jay chuckles, then keeps it real: "That's my brother, we're beyond friends. Really, like literally, my little brother is Kanye. And like your little brother, things happen sometimes." Letterman, ever the comedian, immediately responds: "tell me what happened."
At that moment, Jay asks Dave if he has siblings, and if they've ever had a falling out. Letterman responds, "I'll let you know when it's over," which Hov laughs at and then continues, "It's like that. That's still your sibling forever."
"I've watched Kanye from without an album," Jay adds. "The thing that I respect about him is that he's the same person. Like, he interrupted our studio session, stood on a table and started rapping. And we were like, 'Could you PLEASE get down,' and he was like 'No, I'm the savior of Chicago!' He didn't have a record."
The last time we heard Hov really speak on his issues with Kanye was on the Rap Radar podcast, where he said he wasn't happy about 'Ye bringing his wife and kids into their feud.
"He knows he crossed the line," Jay said. "He knows. And I know he knows. Because we’ve never let this much space go between one of our disagreements and we’ve had many. It's a part of who we are... He’s an honest person and he’s wrong a lot of times."
For anyone looking for Watch the Throne 2, they're dying to get Hov and 'Ye back on speaking terms. Hopefully Jay expressing his love for his little brother on one of the largest platforms in the world will be the proverbial extension of an olive branch. You can (and should) watch this episode (and the previous three episodes) over on Netflix.