In a recent interview with Zane Lowe of BBC Radio One, Jay-Z broke down the meaning of several songs and how they were created on his newest album, "Magna Carta... Holy Grail." He also spoke on what kept him apart from super-producer Timbaland for so long since they have last worked together. 

In regard's to Tim, Jay-Z said,

“Kanye, who was the executive producer of Blueprint 3, was like, ‘Yo, let’s get Tim!’ We were all inviting to him and he just wasn’t accepting of the process. It seemed like it was more about him than the actual album.”