JAY-Z's 4:44 cut "Kill JAY-Z" has only been the tip of the iceberg in the rapper's ongoing saga with Kanye West.

The latest development in an awkward phase that seemingly began with Ye's rant during a Saint Pablo tour stop back in 2016 has been that West is reportedly preparing to respond to Jay's remarks in his "Kill JAY-Z" track.

It was in Episode 121 of the Joe Budden Podcast that co-host Mal mentioned a run-in with Kanye West in Los Angeles where the pair had a "cool little conversation."

“He said he’s got a few words in response to what Jay had on “4:44″ when his next record is coming out.” Mal revealed. 

“He wasn’t smiling. He was smiling before that conversation started. He said some funny shit. He said, ‘Yeah man, I was next to Jay for years standing right next to him – why he didn’t give me them jewels he put on the album?'”

That snippet of the episode can be caught towards the end of the audio around the 1:33:50 mark.