There had been rumors of tension between Kanye West and JAY-Z, but the world didn’t know details until West ripped Hov during a November of 2016 in-concert rant. West was angry that his longtime friend and collaborator hadn’t visited him following his wife, Kim Kardashian, getting robbed in Paris. “Jay Z, call me. You still ain’t called me. Jay Z, I know you got killers. Please don’t sent them at my head,” West said at the time. The G.O.O.D. Music CEO also expressed frustration with Beyonce: “Beyonce, I was hurt ’cause I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and [Drake’s] Hotline Bling.”

West’s diatribe culminated when he questioned why Jay and Bey had not brought their daughter Blue Ivy over to play with his children. Jay had been silent on the issue until a new interview with Elliot Wilson. “What really hurt me is [you] can’t bring my kids and my wife into it,” Jay explained to Wilson. “Kanye’s my little brother. He’s talked about me a hundred times. He made a song called Big Brother. We’ve gotten past bigger issues. But when you brought my family into it, now it’s a problem with me. That’s a real, real problem. He know it’s a problem ’cause me and him would have been talked about it. We would have been resolved our issue. He know that he crossed the line.”