Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. Seth Rogen and James Franco. Kanye West and Jay Z. Of all the epic celebrity bromances in existence, Yeezy and Hova top the list. So naturally, West approached his Watch the Throne collaborator and all-around BFF Jay Z to be his best man in preparation of his Parisian wedding to Kim Kardashian on May 24. But to our surprise -and we’re sure to his- Jay turned him down! And Mr. Carter’s reasoning may make us love the superstar even more.
Reportedly, Jay had concerns about Kimye’s plans to televise their wedding according to Perez Hilton. Both he and BeyoncÃ© didn’t like the idea of themselves or daughter Blue Ivy appearing on Keeping Up with the Kardashians (we told you they’re the best family ever!). A source further explained to Perez:
“Jay is Kanye’s closest friend so he wants him to be best man. Jay agreed initially but had one condition-under no circumstances can there be any reality TV shows filming him, his wife, BeyoncÃ© or daughter Blue Ivy during the ceremony… The thought of popping up in KUWTK mortifies BeyoncÃ©. She purposefully keeps herself away from trashy TV and isn’t prepared to lower her standards for anyone, or any occasion… Bosses at E! are desperate to get the nuptials on air, and will pay millions to make it happen.”
This leaves the Yeezus rapper in a tough spot. Despite reports that Kimye want a small intimate wedding, the TV deal is already in the works. Plus, the entertainment network agreed to pay for the “small” but inevitably outlandish affair.
So, will Kanye ditch his best bud for a multi-million dollar TV special? We’ll have to wait to see how the pending nuptials unfold!