Ray J and Kanye West
2.12.2016

Ray J Responds to Kanye West on ‘Real Life Playa’

Kanye West has people talking. Just as Yeezy’s Taylor Swift lyrics stir controversy, another Life of Pablo line has also been the source of chatter.

“I bet me and Ray J would be friends if we ain’t love the same bitch,” Mr. West raps on the Young Thug-assisted “Highlights.” “Yeah, he might’ve hit it first / Only problem is, I’m rich.”

While he may have outraged Swift fans, Ray J reportedly isn’t upset about his reference. According to TMZ, Yeezy called the R&B crooner before unleashing the track. He also apparently explained the lyrics to Ray’s sister Brandy during a face-to-face conversation. Their reps also discussed the song before its release.

Ray J hasn’t responded to the line officially, but his new Payso B-assisted track “Real Life Playa” is being billed as a reply. “Haters wanna know how I feel,” he sings over soul-inspired production. “Man, a ni**a feel good. And if I only had one wish, man, I wish a ni**a would.”

Ray J famously dated Kim Kardashian years before her marriage to West. In 2013, he released “I Hit It First,” a track that was seen as a jab at Kanye. ‘Ye clapped back that year on “Bound 2.” “Brandy’s little sister lame,” he famously rapped.

West’s The Life of Pablo is slated for release later today.