Now it's on. Jay Z is still recovering from the trauma of being attacked by Solange Knowles, and now he's facing a feud with a man who makes Solange look like a level-headed pacifist.
Kanye West's ego might be the largest in the history of our species, but it's also very fragile and apparently when Jay decided to skip the Kimye wedding he upset the Yeezusphere in a way that no amount of $10,000 cognac can set right.
Kris Jenner might be cool with Jay and Beyonce skipping the nuptials but Kanye is pissed! Not so pissed that he'll call out his mentor in public, but pissed enough that he's willing to send a message in a much subtler way.
'Ye took the stage in Austin recently for his first performance since the Wedding of the Century, and observant audience members noticed that the rapper had altered the lyrics of several of his songs so that he no longer name-dropped Jay.
For example, in the song "Cold," there's a line that usually goes, "Lucky I ain't have Jay drop him from the team (At the time the song was released Jay owned a small part of the Brooklyn Nets and Kim's ex-husband Kris Humphries played for the team. Oh, how times have changed.)
When he performed the song in Austin, however, Yeezy simply went silent at the point when he would've said "Jay."
You can see another of 'Ye's subtle disses in the video below. Here, Kanye's performing "Blood on the Leaves" from his latest album. Listen closely for the line "I don't give a damn if you used to talk to Jay Z":
The line has been changed to, "I don't give a damn if you used to talk to..." He couldn't think of a rhyme! If this beef is gonna continue, Kanye better make friends with someone named Stacey ASAP.