Even though Jay Z is standing up for West in his wedding to the reality TV star as best man, it's a bit of a joke to the rap superstar and his Bootylicious wife.
"Jay thinks the entire Kimye wedding is a joke and it's being blown way out of proportion," an insider told Radar.
"He likes Kanye and Kim, but totally talks smack about them behind their backs. When he was asked about the wedding he just laughed and said, 'The circus goes to Paris!'"
As Radar previously reported, the “Empire State of Mind” rapper agreed to be West’s best man and even sent him a surprise gift.
“The best news came when Jay sent a gift to Kanye with an inscription referring to Jay Z as the rapper’s ‘Best Man.’ The gift was a gold-plated, diamond-encrusted flask, delivered with a $10,000 bottle of scotch, for Kanye to have for his wedding day,” the insider previously told Radar.
“Kanye was almost jumping up and down, he was so excited. He was running around Kris‘ house to find Kim saying, ‘Baby, look! Look! Jay and B are coming!’ Kanye has been begging Jay to reconsider his decision not to come to the wedding, an even more devastating decision that left Kanye groomsman-less when he declined being his best man during the televised nuptials.”
But according to the source, Jay just stays cool with Kanye because of their working relationship and doesn't really count him as one of his best friends.
"Jay doesn't mind Kanye, but Kim is a big knock on his reputation. She doesn't exactly have street cred," the source said.
"At least Jay and Kanye make music, Kim doesn't really do anything. She's got no real talent and if there's one thing Jay respects it's an independent, successful, talented woman. That's why he's with Beyonce."