Jay-Z makes reference to Kanye West’s controversial wearing of the red Make American Great Again hat on a new song — but says it shouldn’t be taken as a dig at his longtime collaborator.
“No red hat, don’t Michael and Prince me and Ye/ They separate you when you got Michael and Prince’s DNA,” Jay-Z raps in a featured verse on Meek Mill’s song “What’s Free.”
Jay-Z continues by trashing President Trump, but stops short of comparing Melania Trump to his wife Beyonce.
“I ain’t one of those house n—-s you bought/ My house like a resort, my house bigger than yours/My spou- (C’mon, man).”
West wore the MAGA hat, which features President Trump’s campaign slogan, multiple times this year as he voiced his support for the President.
Although Jay-Z supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and has been critical of Trump, he says his new lyric about the hat is meant as a show of unity with West.
“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,” Jay-Z tweeted Friday. “Drake and Meek on there together .”
The post marked Jay-Z’s first tweet in more than a year.
Mill, meanwhile, shared a screen grab of Jay-Z’s tweet. “What’s Free” appears on Mill’s new album, which came out Friday.