Jay-Z Covers T Magazine

Sitting down with The New York Times’ T MagazineJay-Z has given one of his most personal interviews yet.

With a lot of talk surrounding his relationship with Kanye West, Hov was able to clear the air:

“I hit Kanye the other day just to tell him he’s my brother. I love Kanye. It’s a complicated relationship with us.

Kanye came into this business on my label so I’ve always been like his big brother. We’re both entertainers. There’s always been a little underlying competition there with your big brother. We both love and respect each others’ art, too. Everyone wants to be the greatest in the world. And then there’s a lot of other factors.

We gon’ always be good. Hopefully when we’re 89 and we can look at this six months and laugh at it. There’s gonna be complications in a relationship that we have to get through. The only way to get through that is we sit down and have a dialogue and say, these are the things that I’m uncomfortable with, these are the things that are unacceptable to me. I’m sure he feels that I’ve done things to him as well; I’m not a perfect human being.”

He also spoke on the rumored joint album with his wife, Beyoncé:

“We were using our art almost like a therapy session and we started making music together. And then the music she was making at that time was further along, so her album came out as opposed to the joint album that we were working on. We still have a lot of that music.”

Check out the entire interview below.