Late last month comedian Jimmy Kimmel found himself in the crosshairs of Kanye West after the late night talk show host spoofed an interview that Yeezus did with the BBC. Kanye called Kimmel to complain in what Kimmel said was a “bad” conversation, then Yay went on a now infamous Twitter rant for the perceived disrespect.
Kimmel responded on his show the next day using Kanye’s tweets to poke even more fun at him, including a shot at his baby mama Kim Kardashian’s sex tape. Kanye lashed out again on Twitter saying that Kimmel went too far with the “low blow” but later deleted the Tweets.
Somehow cooler heads prevailed and Kimmel convinced Kanye to appear on his show to clear the air:
.@JimmyKimmel & @KanyeWest face-to-face TONIGHT on #Kimmel #NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK pic.twitter.com/qNbMXbhjJA
— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) October 10, 2013
The interview was filled with Kanye’s trademark passion being derailed in parts by said passion and flickers of white foam in the corner of his mouth, and covered everything from the original beef to Kanye’s fashion obsession, to Yay lobbying for Kim Kardashian to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The mood was conciliatory as Kanye admitted to not watching the full spoof and Kimmel admitted that he hadn’t watched the full BBC interview before reacting. “We took it back to high school for a minute,” Kanye said seeming to shrug it off.
Kimmel even presented Yeezy with a pint-sized pair of leather jogging pants for baby North West, and Kanye revealed that he stood up to drug dealers in Chicago that tried to shake him down for his music publishing.
It was a back and forth interview until the end, when Kanye seemed to be preaching and ranting more to the camera than actually talking to Kimmel.
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