Kanye West and Jay-Z’s relationship has been less than stellar since their massive public fall-out. The Watch the Throne duo have since exchanged salvos both overt and subliminal for years now. It’s been reported that West’s litigation against Hov’s TIDAL over royalties initially exasperated their split. That’s all been resolved, according to TMZ, with a settlement reached earlier this year.
With their business relationship reconciled, West and Hov made nice at Diddy’s luminous black-tie 50th birthday bash, at least for this weekend. They posed for some photos and stayed cordial, at least for their friend’s sake. A couple of pictures, though, made it onto the interwebs with Jay almost completed unenthusiastic while standing beside Diddy, Pharrell, and Kanye–like everything was all good. It clearly was not, and thus, a meme was born.
50 Cent was among those to take advantage of the meme.
It does appear that Kanye and Jay had a brief exchange of pleasantries, surely trying to keep things kosher and out of the awkward zone.
A little exchange between Kanye and Jay Z at Diddy’s 50th pic.twitter.com/GtFyFEyYtV— Liveonsocial (@liveonsocial) December 15, 2019
Deep down I want Diddy to lock Up Jay Z and Kanye West In A Room so that they can Sort out whatever Issues they have.— Mikateko Ndlovu (@Mikateko_Ndlovu) December 15, 2019
This brotherhood Is beautiful ❤ pic.twitter.com/3OXYSI8TAL
But the meme truck had already back up onto the social media docking station:
Kanye and Jay Z Look like boys forced to church by their daddy (Diddy) pic.twitter.com/5BL8dqZk9e— Fierce Nation | #TeamLaycon BBN (@HanskidOfficial) December 17, 2019
This was probably the most appropriate use of the meme:
Kanye: "Pharrell my guy! Diddyyyy ayyyye! …….Shawn."— Kar (@karlogan_) December 16, 2019
Jay Z: "….West." pic.twitter.com/ckkBFOXMEH