Since Kanye West’s rant against Jay-Z and Beyoncé last Nov., the bromance between the music mogul and the legendary Chicago artist has pretty much been a wrap.
Things between the Watch the Throne artists have been rocky since the Carters declined West and reality star Kim Kardashian’s 2014 wedding invitation. Now, the issues seem beyond repair, and the UK’s Channel 4 is bringing the animosity to the small screen with the documentary, Public Enemies: Jay-Z v. Kanye.
The film’s trailer debuts with West screaming on stage at his Saint Pablo tour stop in Sacramento.
“Jay Z—call me, bruh. You still ain’t called me,” the rapper bellows into the microphone.
The trailer then rolls back in time through some of the artists’ most acclaimed collaborations, while hinting at a bitter rivalry that lurked below the surface of their friendship.
“Arguably two of the coolest and most influential artists in the world, their incredible life stories offer a fascinating new twist on the American dream. These are two mega-personalities whose success and rivalry has captured the public’s imagination,” stated Rob Coldstream the Commissioning Editor at Channel 4’s Special Factual. “In the process of building their empires, Jay-Z and Kanye have provided a spine tingling soundtrack for a generation. Their story goes beyond their music and has opened up discussions on everything from class barriers to mental health,” director Nico Wasserman added.
Public Enemies: Jay-Z v Kanye will air July 31 at 10 p.m. on Channel 4. Hopefully, Netflix or some other streaming service will pick it up for US viewers.
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