Jay-Z stopped by New York’s Hot 97 Monday afternoon to address rumors that he and Kanye West are at odds just days before the release of their collaborative album Watch The Throne. Ever the professional, Hov could only give DJ Angie Martinez 15 minutes of his time before jetting off to the Rocawear offices, but that’s all he needed to squash any belief that he and ‘Ye have had a falling out. In between raving over Derek Jeter—glad to hear someone’s not a jaded New York sports fan—and sharing his workout secrets (use the desire to drag someone down the street as your motivation to run that extra mile) Jay set the record about Kanye’s lavish demands straight. “I kind of want to spend a gazillion dollars. I think they got it backwards,” he laughed. “Kanye’s my brother. Yes we get on each other’s nerves, but that’s part of pushing each other. We push each other. The people who have a problem with Kanye or myself are the people who are complacent in life.” The pair has already proven that they can travel together, so planning a live tour should really be a piece of cake, even if minor disagreements come along. “So of course there are times when we’re in the studio and we’re yelling but that’s about it. I would never disrespect that man. I have so much respect for him, I would never put my hands on him,” he concluded. And we can breath again. As there needed to be more hype around the project, Jay unsurprisingly called the album a 10. “The music that we made for this album is perfect,” he said. “It’s almost like how ‘D.O.A.’ was the perfect single at the perfect time, I think this album is the perfect album at the perfect time.” Feud or non-feud, we’re at T-minus seven, friends.
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Jay-Z surprise visits Angie Martinez (Interview) by Hypetrak