Looks like everything isn’t so shiny and perfect on the throne for Kanye and Jay Z.
Sources say the rappers are barely speaking to each other as they iron out the details of their upcoming tour.
Live Nation’s presale event on Thursday was delayed, but tickets for the tour are slated to go on sale today, with shows at the IZOD Center Sept. 27 and 28.
The sources say West wants flashy concerts with “next-level production,” which would cost more than $400,000 per show. Jay-Z is said to be meticulous about costs and already has a larger, long-term advance from Live Nation that he has to pay back.
“Jay-Z can’t deal with Kanye,” an insider told Page Six. “Jay is a stone-cold businessman. He wants to recoup all of his money from Live Nation. But Kanye wants to upstage rock stars with a blowout show. He doesn’t care about costs. He has a lot less to gain from the shows.”
West is expected to agree to the conditions of the tour next week, but the disputes might have affected their backstage relationship.
“Jay-Z is fed up with West’s antics,” another source said. “He doesn’t even want to be around him.”