Kanye West Has Words for Ray J

The musician responds to Ray J's thinly veiled stabs at him and Kim Kardashian.

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Kanye West (Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images)

"Brandy's little sister lame man he know it now/When a real brother hold you down, you supposed to drown." 

Those were the opening lyrics that Kanye West rapped Monday on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. West was performing "Bound 2," featured on his latest album, Yeezus. On the recorded version, however, no such lyric appears. According to the Huffington Post, the words were a response to Ray J's single, "I Hit It First." Ray J, the young brother of singer Brandy, is also the ex-lover of West's baby mother, Kim Kardashian. 

West's lyrical diss appears to be the rapper finally responding to Ray J's song, "I Hit It First," the video for which was released back in April and featured a Kardashian look-alike. In addition to lyrics that seemed to strike at Kardashian's relationship with West, Ray J appeared to go out of his way to make it clear that the song was about Kardashian, since the cover art image for the single is based on a shot of the reality star wearing a bikini and is even pixelated to look like West's album cover for "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy."

For the record, this is West's first notable response to Ray J's antics. As he prepares to kick off his Yeezus tour, there's a possibility that he will tell us how he really feels about Ray J in one of his trademark onstage rants.

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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