The duo connected on the star-studded 2011 album
Rumours about the two linking up again to make ‘Watch The Throne 2’ have been swirling since 2012, but West announced on stage at his Seattle show last night (October 19) that the collaboration would not happen.
As FACT reports, West stopped his performance of the Drake collaboration ‘Pop Style’ (which also featured Jay Z, with the two rappers originally billed as ‘The Throne’ on the single version) to speak his mind on the subject.
“Let me tell y’all something: there will never be a ‘Watch The Throne 2’,” West declared from his floating stage. “You know why? ‘Cos that’s the reason we weren’t on [the album version of ‘Pop Style’] because of Hov [Jay Z]. Because of this Tidal/Apple bullshit. And this shit be getting me tight every time I perform this motherfucker!”
Watch fan-shot video of West’s speech on ‘Watch The Throne’ below, via Twitter user @TheRealCostna:
FACT also report that West was critical of Jay Z’s response to his wife Kim Kardashian’s recent robbery in Paris (“Don’t call me, after the robbery, and say ‘How you feelin?’ You wanna know how I’m feelin? Come by the house”), while he also expressed sadness that Jay Z and Beyoncé‘s child, Blue Ivy, doesn’t play with West and Kardashian’s child North West.