The Watch the Throne collaborators have reportedly found themselves at odds over a money dispute involving Jay's streaming service Tidal, TMZ reports. Ye also says Tidal reneged on reimbursing him for music videos. On top of that, the "Famous" rapper says the company owes him for music videos, which Tidal says West never delivered. The music platform will reportedly sue Jay-Z for breach of contract if the United States rapper jumps ship to another streaming platform.
In opening track Kill Jay Z- which the rapper claims is about "killing off the ego"- Jay makes it clear he's talking about Kanye by starting out one section with: "You dropped outta school, you lost your principles".
In addition, Tidal has sent a letter to Kanye claiming that he's still under contract with them and if he joins another streaming platform they would pursue legal action against him.
Jay-Z, also known as Shawn Carter, just used Tidal-which he started with much fanfare with other A-list musicians -to promote his widely praised new album, "4:44".
According to the outlet, The Life of Pablo artist has been upset with the company for some time, and claims he's owed $3 million.
TMZ later said, citing anonymous sources "with knowledge of the conflict between Kanye and Tidal", that West is no longer interested in being exclusive to any one streaming service.
This is the latest in a string of fall outs for former friends Kanye and Jay.
Kanye accused Tidal of failing to give him a bonus for the Saint Pablo album, which was a huge success and helped Tidal get no less than 1.5 million new subscribers.
The spat with West is not the first Tidal artist relationship to result in legal dispute. An especially erratic onstage rant saw Kanye accuse JAY-Z of hiring hitman: "JAY-Z, I know you got killers".
Now, it seems the criticism has reached its highest level yet, perhaps due to JAY-Z's recent lyrics.