Fivio Foreign recently explained how Kanye wanted Jay-Z on “City Of Gods.”
In fact, Fivio was a guest on Complex Brackets with Brian “B. Dot” Miller where he spoke about one of Kanye’s wishes for the track. As Fivio explained, the plan was to have Jay-Z on the song, however, Kanye got way too impatient, and decided that it would just be better to release the song with just himself, Fivio, and Keys.
“I had the skeleton of it, I had the beat and Ye was like, ‘Yo, this shit is so fire. We going to get Hov on it and we going to go crazy.’ He’s like, ‘Yo, I’m going to get Alicia Keys to sing it,’” Fivio said. “But he wanted it out so fast. He’s like, ‘Yo, I’ma just do a verse.’ So he did the verse, got Alicia Keys on it, she ate that shit up, easy. She different.”
Hip-hop fans will probably be disappointed over this news, however, there is always the possibility for a remix in the future. In the meantime, you can Complex’s interview with Fivio Foreign, down below.