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Kanye West Opens Fire on Jimmy Kimmel for Interview Spoof

Kanye West was intense, hyper-eccentric and self-aggrandizing as ever in his now-famous interview with BBC’s Zane Lowe. That didn’t save him from having a parody of the interview created by late night host Jimmy Kimmel. Also, the fact that he’s Jimmy Kimmel didn’t save him from some vitriol from West.

Currently, West’s 43 tweets on Twitter consist of mostly self-promotion, comments about the ‘Black Skinhead’ video,  praise for summer movie ‘Pacific Rim’ and angry, all-caps posts aimed at Kimmel.

The ‘Yeezus’ rapper’s wrath was brought on by a spoof Kimmel did of West’s BBC interview, in which he replaced West and Lowe with two children doing the interview. Innocent enough, but West didn’t see it as such.

In last night’s show (Sept. 26), Kimmel revealed West called him 30 minutes before the show aired, demanding he apologize.

“‘I’m the most powerful voice in media. I’m Pac,'” Kimmel said, quoting Kanye’s comments he made during their phone conversation. “‘You’ll never be able to show your face in a 14-year-old’s football game and be cool again.'”

Kimmel didn’t take heed and West opened fire on him through Twitter.


It doesn’t seem he aimed those comments at Kimmel just because it was a bad joke; he’s never been too keen on jokes made about him. He didn’t appear in any skits or made any sort apologies is his appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live’ because he didn’t feel the need to, according to his rant at a Roseland Ballroom performance concerning what a friend asked him.

“[‘Are you gonna go on] ‘SNL’ and you’re going to do like a skit about the paparazzi and s— and like humanize yourself?’ I ain’t here to apologize to no motherf—ers man. It ain’t about me humanizing myself. At what point did I become unhuman where I had to turn myself back?

The MC’s Twitter rant continued:

“JIMMY KIMMEL PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES … OH NO THAT MEANS YOU WOULD HAVE GOTTEN TOO MUCH GOOD P—- IN YOUR LIFE…,” West tweeted, which prompted a smug “I know, I’ve seen the video” from Kimmel on the show — a reference to the infamous sex tape featuring Kim Kardashian and Ray J, presumably.




He ended his rant with two memes; one showed a picture of Kimmel with the words “NO GOOD P—-” on it and another one of the meme-mainstay Spongebob Squarepants imagination rainbow saying “JIMMY KIMMEL FACE MOTHERF—ER.” This isn’t the most artistic Kanye West response to scrutiny (see ‘Gorgeous’ from ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’), but it had people talking and Kimmel firing back on Twitter.

Kimmel likes upfrontness apparently.



This begins Kimmel’s first rap feud since he started the late night circuit in 2003. West has millions of fans and the G.O.O.D. Music camp on his side. Kimmel has Guillermo. Sounds fair enough.

Side note: Did the Kanye West that appeared on Kris Jenner’s talk show ‘Kris’ vanish or what?

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