Jay-Z and Kanye West
Jay-Z thinks he and West need to have a dialogue about their issues. Pictured: West and Jay-Z arrive for the world premiere of concert film Jay-Z "Fade to Black" on Nov. 4, 2004 at the Zigfield theater in New York City. Getty Images/Frank Micelotta

Jay-Z still values Kanye West despite their complicated relationship.

Earlier this year, there was a tension between Jay-Z and West with the latter leaving Tidal over an alleged financial dispute. It was later learned that their beef was due to personal issues and not business.

In a recent interview with The New York Times Style Magazine, the "Renegade" rapper opened up about his fractured friendship with West. The two are getting progress in resolving their issues as according to Jay-Z, he already talked with West.

"I [talked to] Kanye the other day, just to tell him, like, he's my brother. I love Kanye. I do. It's a complicated relationship with us," Jay-Z said.

Beyoncé's husband explained that West is like a little brother to him. There is an underlying competition between them as they are both entertainers, but they both love and respect each other's work.

As for their beef, Jay-Z believes that they need to have a dialogue and open up about the things they are uncomfortable with. The "Empire State of Mind" rapper added that West might have felt he also did something to him.

"I'm sure he feels that I've done things to him as well. You know what I'm saying? These are — I'm not a perfect human being by no stretch. You know," Jay-Z added.

Despite their issues, Jay-Z wishes that their issues will be resolved. In fact, he was all praises to the "Gold Digger" singer when asked about the latter's evolution.

"[West is] a very compassionate person. And a lot of times he get in trouble trying to help others. So I can identify with it. It's just that there's certain things that happened that's not really acceptable to me," Jay-Z said. "We just need to speak about it. But there's genuine love there."

Jay-Z and West's feuding began when the former learned that the latter went on a tirade about him and his wife on stage during his concert last year. It did not sit well with Jay-Z that West got his family involved.

"The whole point is, 'You got hurt because this person was talking about you on a stage," Jay-Z explained on the Rap Radar podcast. "But what really hurt me was, you can't bring my kid or my wife into it. Kanye's my little brother. He's talked about me 100 times. He made a song called 'Big Brother.' We've gotten past bigger issues. But you brought my family into it, now it's a problem with me. That's a real, real problem. And he knows it's a problem."

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