A Timeline Proving Jay Z And Kanye Were Nothing More Than Work Friends

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Kanye West putting his rift with Jay Z out on front street at his Saint Pablo Seattle show is probably why the frenic producer no longer finds himself in Jay Z’s inner circle. During 2010-2012, “Big Brother” Hov and “little brother” ‘Ye were unstoppable as The Throne, dropping the wildly successful Watch The Throne and following it up with a high-grossing world tour. It was a dream come true for Kanye, who always had a sort of weird admiration for Jay that teetered between idolizing and Single White Female.

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But what if Jay Z and Kanye West’s bromance was really just all in Kanye’s head? What if Jay Z was nothing more than a close work friend despite Kanye’s devotion to The Carters?