Jay-Z Takes Shot At Kayne West On Meek Mill Track “What’s Free,” Twitter Reacts
Philly rapper, Meek Mill dropped his first album since his release from prison in April and within the 19 track LP, one song features a verse from Jay Z, which takes a shot at President Donald Trump, leaving fans to believe that the verse was intended to rip at Kanye West.
On the song, “What’s Free,” also featuring Rick Ross, Jay Z raps a number of lines which seem to address the recent headlines that involve West.
“No red hat, don’t Michael and Prince me and Ye. They separate you when you got Michael and Prince’s DNA. I ain’t one of these house n***as you bought,” Jay raps on the song.
When the song dropped, many fans took the “red hat” line as a direct shot at West, who recently had a meeting with Trump and has frequently been seen wearing the “Make America Great Again” cap. Many fans have even posted to Twitter as they’ve tried to dig deeper into the lyrics meaning.
One of ya'll rappity rap dudes decipher this for me. Is it a jab?? Or is he saying dont pit 2 greats against each other like they would Mijac and Prince? Or they legitimately don't like each other like Mijac and Prince didn't fuck with each other??
— Don Cornelius (@big_ounze) November 30, 2018
— OG Zack Morris (@EarlFresher) November 30, 2018
If anything he is telling YE they are manipulating him against his own people, like a house N*gger, and Jay is saying they can't do him like that because he sees what they are trying to do. .
— Robert Littal (@BSO) November 30, 2018
That Hov verse is gonna take at least ten spins to unpack. pic.twitter.com/c3zFzZ7dpi
— ™️ (@TomMurphyNews) November 30, 2018
Sources that were involved with the song’s production are claiming otherwise and say that Jay Z was actually referencing the ’80s and ’90s rivalry between Michael Jackson and Prince, while also taking a shot a Trump.
The rap mogul also took to Twitter himself to explain his verse on the song. “The line clearly meant don’t pit me against my brothers no matter what our differences are (red hat) now go pick up Meek album. Drake and Meek on there together,” Jay-Z wrote.
The line clearly meant don’t pit me against my brothers no matter what our differences are (red hat) now go pick up Meek album . Drake and Meek on there together .
— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) November 30, 2018
Last night, Mill had a release party for the new album, Championships, in New York City. His label boss, Ross, was in attendance and Cardi B, who is also on the album, was said to have congratulated Mill over FaceTime.
Championships is available for download and streaming on all major streaming services, including Youtube, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music and Spotify,