A Timeline of Kim Kardashian & Kanye West’s Feud With Beyoncé & Jay-Z

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A Timeline of Kim Kardashian & Kanye West’s Feud With Beyoncé & Jay-Z

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A Timeline of Kim Kardashian & Kanye West’s Feud With Beyoncé & Jay-Z

When you have a guy as outspoken and unpredictable as Kanye West, it’s not surprising he’d end up in a number of celebrity feuds.

And while his drama with Taylor Swift often gets the big headlines, it’s nowhere near as emotionally complex as the fallout between him and former pal and collaborator Jay-Z.

A big reason why that ongoing dispute keeps getting uglier is how the relationship (or lack thereof) between the two rappers’ wives, Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé, has contributed to the animosity.

To help better understand it all, we’re breaking down the timeline of the Kimye-BeyZ feud through the years. Click through for more!

A Timeline of Kim Kardashian & Kanye West’s Feud With Beyoncé & Jay-Z
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July 2012

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July 2012

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In one of their first public appearances together, Beyoncé and Kim sit front row with their men at the BET Awards — but are noticeably separated. A sign of bad blood?

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June 2013

My besties!

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June 2013

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While pregnant with her first child, daughter North West, Kim reportedly invites Beyoncé to her baby shower — and the singer never shows up.

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May 2014

Wishing you a lifetime of unconditional love. God bless your beautiful family ????

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May 2014

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Jay and Bey skip Kimye’s big Italian wedding — though the “Love On Top” singer does send their best wishes in an Instagram post.

A month later, Kanye tells GQ, “It doesn't even matter to me whatsoever, who would show up. Because the most important person to show up there, to me, was Kim.”

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February 2015

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February 2015

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Kanye tells radio station Power 105.1 that his wife and Beyoncé “love each other.”

He gushes, “When Beyoncé's working on her album, she has pictures of Kim on the wall because Kim represents powerful women. Kim plays 7/11 for our daughter.”

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February 2015

Beautiful Princess North ????

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February 2015

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The wives sit front row at Kanye's Yeezy Season 1 presentation during New York Fashion Week. Bey posts the above pic after, captioning, “Beautiful Princess North”

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March 2015

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March 2015

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Kanye is on hand to help Jay launch his streaming service Tidal, joining artists J. Cole and Nicki Minaj onstage to help announce the debut. 

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April 2016

Sipping' on some Lemonade this morning.... ???????????? ???????? #BeyInYeezy #WCW

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April 2016

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A few days after Lemonade’s release, Kim reveals that Bey wore Yeezy items during “Don't Hurt Yourself” and names the songstress her #WCW.

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November 2016

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November 2016

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During the Sacramento stop on his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye goes on a rant about the Carters, claiming Beyoncé wouldn’t perform at the VMAs that year unless she won over him and Drake. 

He also complains that their “kids ain’t never even played together,” and says a Watch the Throne 2 album won’t happen because of “TIDAL, Apple bulls—t.” Finally, he calls out the couple for not checking in on him and Kim after her horrific Paris robbery.

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June 2017

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Over six months after ‘Ye’s rant, Jay calls him out on his “Kill JAY-Z” track on the 4:44 album.

He raps, “I know people backstab you, I feel bad too / But this 'f—k everybody' attitude ain't natural / But you ain't the same, this ain't KumbaYe / But you got hurt because you did cool by 'Ye / You gave him 20 million without blinkin' / He gave you 20 minutes on stage, f—k was he thinkin'?”

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July 2017

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July 2017

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The former business partners find themselves at odds over money, when Kanye reportedly alleges Tidal owes him $3 million, according to TMZ.

Weeks later, he officially cuts ties with the streaming service — and, subsequently, his former pal.

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July 2017

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July 2017

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Kim reportedly sends over a bouquet of flowers and baby gifts to Beyoncé after the birth of twins Rumi and Sir, but hears nothing back.


“Kim insists it’s Beyonce who’s been the aggressor in their feud; she’s tried countless times to mend fences,” a source shares, adding, “But the simple reality is that Bey considers Kim trash and beneath her.”

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July 2017

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Sources say the Carters are threatening to not work with “anyone who’s worked with Kim and Kanye,” after the Tidal dispute. 

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July 2017

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July 2017

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Word spreads to Page Six that the big fallout with Jay was over his frustration that his wife and Beyoncé are not better friends, while the Carters didn’t find the connection “organic.”

“It’s not organic. It’s not real. Beyoncé is a Southern, God-fearing woman, despite what you may see when she’s entertaining,” the source states. “She may not have much in common with Kim.”

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July 2017

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July 2017

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Sources say Kim wants revenge on the couple, and is pushing her hubby to record a diss track to expose how “fake” they really are.

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August 2017

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On the Rap Radar podcast, Jay reveals his breaking point with Kanye came when he brought up his wife and daughter in that on-stage rant.

“What really hurt me is, you can’t bring my kids and my wife into it,” he says, adding, “We’ve gotten past bigger issues. But you brought my family into it, and that’s a problem with me. That’s a real, real problem. He knows it’s a problem, he knows that he crossed the line.”

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When you have a guy as outspoken and unpredictable as Kanye West, it’s not surprising he’d end up in a number of celebrity feuds.

And while his drama with Taylor Swift often gets the big headlines, it’s nowhere near as emotionally complex as the fallout between him and former pal and collaborator Jay-Z.

A big reason why that ongoing dispute keeps getting uglier is how the relationship (or lack thereof) between the two rappers’ wives, Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé, has contributed to the animosity.

To help better understand it all, we’re breaking down the timeline of the Kimye-BeyZ feud through the years. Click through for more!