Jay-Z reminiscing on the plan they had, when they did their 2011 collaboration album - 'Watch The Throne,' told BBC's Radio One:
"We had this whole plan when me and Kanye did [the] album that we would go right into our solos after that,... Soon as I thought we had wrapped up 'Watch the Throne,' I made two records -- I had 'Holy Grail' and 'Oceans.'
"I played those records for Kanye," Jay-Z further explained. "And he was like, 'No, those have to go on 'Watch the Throne.'"
Jay-Z recalled that he didn't fancy West's suggestion and the two of them proceeded to argue for days.
"Four days, four days literally arguing ... not like fighting. Well, there was some pushing at one point but not between us, just everyone else got a little provoked,"
Jay-Z's persuasion must have won that argument in the end, as "Watch the Throne" was later released without the songs
While "Holy Grail" and "Oceans" now appear on Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" as collaborations with Justin Timberlake and Frank Ocean, respectively, if West had had his way, he would have featured on both songs.