Jay-Z Says His 'What's Free' Lyrics Aren't a Diss Towards Kanye West: 'Don't Pit Me Against My Brothers' [Video]

Jay-Z’s collaboration on Meek Mill’s “What’s Free” is causing quite a stir with lyrics people believe take a shot at Kanye West — but Jay-Z sources say it’s not all what it seems.

Update: Jay-Z got on the good ole Twitter to clear this up himself! He wants you to know that his lyrics were NOT a diss towards Kanye.

via TMZ:

The buzz is over Jay’s verse on Meek Mill’s new track, “What’s Free” … where he raps, “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.”

As soon as the song dropped, many fans took the “red hat” line as a direct shot at Kanye … who, of course, frequently rocks the MAGA cap. Sources involved in the song’s production tell us, Jay was actually making a call back to the ’80s and ’90s rivalry between Michael Jackson and Prince, and yes … taking a shot at Prez Trump.

His point … just because Ye wears the red cap and I don’t, doesn’t mean you should pit us against each other … the way people used to do with Prince and MJ.

Now, the “house n***as” line gets murky. We’re told it’s a jab at black people in politics who suck up to Trump … think Ben Carson. However, one could make the argument Kanye’s in that bucket too. 

As for Meek’s new album, “Championships” … he had a huge release party Thursday night in NYC.

Listen to Jay’s Trump diss below.

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