Jay-Z addresses fights with Kanye West and Solange

The rapper has spoken out about the story behind 'Kill Jay-Z' and the infamous elevator incident

Jay-Z has addressed his relationship with Kanye West and his infamous elevator fight with Solange in a new album.

The rapper’s recent album ‘4:44‘ featured the track ‘Kill Jay-Z’, which many speculated featured lyrics dissing West.

However, Jay-Z has now told Rap Radar hosts Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller that track is about himself. “It’s not even about a Kanye diss,” he said. “It’s not a diss, I’m talking to myself the whole time.”

He referenced one of the songs lyrics to further clarify his point, saying: “I’m not talking about Kanye when I say, ‘You dropped out of school, you lost your principles.’ I’m talking about me!”

Jay-Z did, however, say West’s comments about him during an on-stage rant at the Sacramento leg of his Saint Pablo tour upset him, as Pitchfork reports. In the rant, West called out Beyonc√© for allegedly only agreeing to perform at the VMAs if she won Video Of The Year over him. He also told Jay-Z to call him, saying: “You still ain’t called me. Jay-Z, I know you got killers. Please don’t send them at my head. Please call me. Talk to me like a man.”

Responding to those comments, Jay-Z said: “You got hut, because this guy was talking about you on a stage. But what really hurt me, you can’t bring my kid or my wife into it. We’ve gotten past bigger issues, but you brought my family into it, now it’s a problem with me.”

The rapper also discussed the infamous elevator fight between him and Solange. Video footage from the lift showed the singer tussling with Jay-Z. “We’ve always had a great relationship,” he said. “We’ve had one disagreement. Before and after, we’ve been cool.

He added: “That’s my sister. Not my sister-in-law, no, my sister. Period.” Asked what he thinks when people say three great albums came out of that fight, he replied: “I think we went into that elevator great artists. That doesn’t surprise me.”

You can listen to the interview on Tidal now.