(AllHipHop News) Che 'Rhymefest" Smith has a long history with Kanye West. The two Chicago natives frequently collaborated together on music before a very public falling out last year over the Donda's House nonprofit organization.
The bad blood also included Kanye's wife Kim Kardashian West expressing her thoughts about the situation. Ye and Rhymefest eventually reconnected. The Grammy winner spoke with AllHipHop.com about their reconciliation.
"Me and Kanye need each other, and we want to have a relationship. But you can't have a relationship with a married man and you’re not good with his wife. Because when you’re married, you’re in a band," explained Rhymefest. "And no matter how much I want to be cool with Black Thought [of the Roots], it won’t work if I’m not cool with [Questlove]."
This season of the E! reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians featured the Wests discussing the disagreement with Ye's longtime friend over Donda's House. Rhymefest even appeared on an episode with Kim and Kanye.
"Some people were like, 'Why would you go on that show? And you know what that show represents.' Man, we are filled with so many judgments of each other. It’s always like, 'Stay on this side.' This is the world that my brother and his wife are living in right now," said Rhymefest.
The Public actor continued, "Kim reached out to me to have a conversation because Kanye was like, 'Yo, this is my friend. This is my brother and he’s gonna be around, period.' She said, 'Okay, let’s talk.' Because she executive produces that show, that’s their world, and I didn't have a problem or any fear. That’s my brother, from my village, and it was good for us to squash everything and rebuild because we have so much more to offer."