From Jay-Z and Warren Buffett to 50 Cent and Joan Rivers, Hip Hop has managed to bring seemingly polar opposites together over the past few decades. Now, it turns out Kanye West had a chance meeting with the former director of the CIA George Tenet.
On “Clique,” Yeezy raps, “Yeah, I’m talking business, we talking CIA / I’m talking George Tenet, I seen him the other day / He asked me about my Maybach, think he had the same / Except mine tinted and his might have been rented.”
In an interview with Wired, Tenet’s spokesperson Bill Harlow recalled the time ex-director encountered Mr. West. Harlow continued that the two merely bumped into each other at an event and chatted briefly, but said there was no talk of Maybachs as Kanye alluded to in the song “Clique.”
“They bumped into each other,” Harlow said. “They chatted briefly. There was no discussion of Maybach. The next thing you know, it’s recorded history. I think it’s poetic license. [Hip Hop]’s not his genre. [Tenet]’s more of a Bruce Springsteen guy.”