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The question everyone’s asking Kanye right now isn’t “how was the honeymoon?” or “wait, Jaden Smith really wore a white Batman costume to your wedding?” But “what’s up with you and Jay Z?”

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During his performance at the 2014 Summer X-Games last week, fans took notice of Ye omitting Hov’s name from his lyrics in numerous songs. He even changed the line in “Blood on the Leaves” from “you need to stop actin’ lazy” to “you need to stop actin’ crazy.” This new trend continued at Bonnaroo festival over the weekend, where he once again muted Big Brother’s name during “Cold,” according to Consequence of Sound.

So, is there tension between The Throne right now? Some are speculating that Jay Z and Beyonce’s non-attendance at Kanye and Kim’s wedding in Italy last month may have touched a nerve. Kris Jenner offered a half-hearted explanation for their absence, while the tabloids suggested that the Carters didn’t want to be filmed for Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

This could, however, just be the Internet being the Internet; picking up on a small flame and fanning it into a forest fire. It’s plausible that leaving out Hov’s name could simply be a call-and-response thing for the crowd. But at the same time, it’s hard to imagine Kanye being oblivious to how his fans would react to this subtle yet very significant snub.

Watch footage from Kanye’s Bonnaroo performance below, which included an impassioned rant against the media and lots of people in the crowd holding gay fish signs.


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Kanye omitting Jay Z’s name during “Blood on the Leaves” at Summer X-Games (jump to 3:00):

Kanye omitting Jay Z’s name during “Cold” at Summer X-Games:

Kanye Bonnaroo Setlist:

Black Skinhead
I Don’t Like
Mercy
Cold
Clique
Can’t Tell Me Nothing
New Slaves
Power
Stronger
Say You Will
Runaway
Run This Town
Diamonds from Sierra Leone
Heartless
Jesus Walks
All Falls Down
Touch the Sky
All of the Lights
Good Life
Bound 2

Encore:
Blood on the Leaves

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