Following rumors about an alleged physical altercation between superstar rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West, Jay shot down the claims during a recent radio interview on New York’s Hot 97.

According to MTV News, reports alleged that the two began feuding after West wanted to spend big bucks on their upcoming “Watch the Throne” tour, in promotion of their imminent album of the same name. Sources also claimed that the dispute had turned physical.

But Jay refuted the claims during a recent sit-down with Hot 97’s Angie Martinez.

“I would never disrespect that man,” Jay-Z said on the show. “I have so much respect for him. Put my hands on him?” he asked rhetorically. “And if I did, it would be like the backyard, like brothers, and you would never hear about it.”

He added that virtually, their only disputes are when they’re pushing each other to be greater in the studio. “Of course there are times when we’re in the studio, we’re yelling, but that’s about it,” Jay said on the show. “We have a healthy respect for one another.”