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Kanye West, Jay-Z move Throne tour, lose a Chicago show

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In other tour rescheduling news: The Kanye West/Jay-Z tour, for their newly dubbed duo The Throne, was previously announced with dates that included Oct. 6-7 at Chicago's United Center. Scratch that: the tour has been bumped -- and has reduced Chicago to one show, now on Dec. 1.

Reports surfaced over the weekend that the two hip-hop giants -- whose "Watch the Thrones" collaboration hits iTunes on Monday -- were already feuding, allegedly over West's desire to spend too much money on stage sets.

"Jay-Z can't deal with Kanye," an insider told the New York Post. "Jay is a stone-cold businessman. He wants to recoup all of his money from Live Nation, but Kanye wants to upstage rock stars with a blowout show. He doesn't care about costs. He has a lot less to gain from the shows."

But in a New York radio interview yesterday, Jay-Z said he wanted to go for broke, too: "I kinda wanna spend a gazillion dollars [too]!"

News of the pair's alleged feud, he said, is just a sign of their demand: "I know that we doing something right now... When I woke up to all that [news of us fighting], I was like, you know, we must be really hot right now, it's happening! ... Kanye's my brother ... Yes, we get on each other's nerves but that's part of pushing each other ... So of course there are times when we're in the studio, we're yelling, but that's about it."

The presale for the new Dec. 1 concert date began this morning.

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