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Why there’s still bad blood between Jay-Z and Kanye

Written by Shruti Misra

Jay-Z is still so steamed over his falling out with Kanye West that he addressed it on his new album “4:44” — nearly nine months after West ranted about Jay-Z and wife Beyonce onstage.

In the opening track of the album, which was released on Friday, Jay-Z raps, apparently about West, “This ‘f - - k everybody’ attitude ain’t natural” and “You ain’t the same.”

It’s said it was his response to West slamming the couple at his concerts last year.

At one concert in Inglewood, California, before West’s alleged nervous breakdown, West said, “Beyonce, I was hurt. I went down seven years on behalf of your fake s - - t” and “Jay-Z. Call me bro, you still ain’t call me . . . I know you got killers, please don’t send them at my head.”

The feud stems from West “forcing [his wife] Kim Kardashian” on the Carters.

“[Kanye’s] rant was really about Kim and Beyonce not being BFFs. Kanye is frustrated that his wife does not have a better relationship with Beyonce. He wanted to put that pressure on Jay. It’s like, ‘We’re cool and we do business together, and now our wives should be friends?’ ”

But a source said, “It’s not organic. It’s not real. Beyonce is a Southern, God-fearing woman, despite what you may see when she’s entertaining. She may not have much in common with Kim.”

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