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Kanye West and Jay-Z perform
The internets were all a-twitter Monday at a Page Six report that Kanye and Jay-Z were no longer on speaking terms over the costs of their Throne tour, given credence by a sudden rescheduling in which the pair canceled every date prior to their Oct. 29 show at Atlanta's Phillips Arena.
Jay went on Hot 97 to deny the report and downplay any conflict with 'Ye -- "Yes, we get on each other's nerves," he said, "but that's part of pushing each other."
The revised tour dates are below; the shows at the Izod Center have been moved from late September to Nov. 5 and 6.
On a more productive note, Jay also shared that the video for Watch the Throne single "Otis" will be directed by none other than Spike Jonze -- whose past collaborations with Kanye include the 808s and Heartbreak short film We Were Once a Fairytale and, oh yeah, this.
So, to recap: the two bought the rights to probably the most expensive sample in existence for "Otis," then brought in the world's most desired music video auteur to direct the clip, amidst rumors of a live show that costs upwards of $400,000 per. Luxury rap? Yeah, that sounds about right.
Watch the Throne tour (revised)
Oct. 29: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Ga.
Oct. 30: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C.
Nov. 1: 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, Md.
Nov. 2: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
Nov. 3: Verizon Center, Washington, DC
Nov. 5-6: Izod Center, East Rutherford, N.J.
Nov. 21: TD Garden, Boston, Mass.
Nov. 23: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
Nov. 26: Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit
Dec. 1: United Center, Chicago
Dec. 5: Toyota Center, Houston
Dec. 6: America Airlines Center, Dallas
Dec. 9: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Dec. 10: HP Pavilion, San Jose, Calif.
Dec. 12: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Dec. 18: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC