Comedian takes light-hearted view of Yeezy spat
Gaby Whitehill

10:00 27th September 2013

Jimmy Kimmel claimed he recieved a "very angry phone call" from Kanye West before the rapper slammed the comedian in a series of furious tweets about his already infamous parody of the rapper. Watch Kimmel discussing the sketch above. 

Kanye appeared in an interview with Lowe on BBC Radio One and online earlier this week, and made headlines due to Yeezy's bold and bizarre claims such as being 'the No.1 rockstar', aiming to form 'the world's first trillion dollar company' and his 'Truman Show boat hitting the wall'. In response to West's bizarre rantings, US talk show host Jimmy Kimmel parodied the interview by recreating it with child actors.

On last night's edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel addressed the very public spat in his typical light-hearted way, saying: “He told me I had two choices –  number one, apologise publicly. And that was really the only choice. He also said 'Your life is going to be much better if you apologise'."

The comedian's comments came hours after West went into a Twitter meltdown over Kimmel's spoof video of the rapper's infamous interview with Zane Lowe that aired earlier this week. The US talk show host responded by parodying it using child actors and it seems West didn't find it very amusing.

The eccentric rapper then slammed Kimmel in a string of furious Tweets, calling the comedian a "manipulative media mutherf*cker".

Kimmel doesn't seem to have taken the comments to heart, however. “Finally, I’m in a rap feud… I always wanted to be in a rap feud," the comedian quipped.

See Kanye's tweets below:

Kimmel then responded with a series of light-hearted tweets


Below: Kanye's craziest quotes

  • In a rant on his blog: “This is the most offended I’ve ever been…this is the maddest I ever will be. I’m typing so fucking hard I might break my fucking Mac book Air!!!!!!!!”

  • In an 2008 interview with DJ Semtex: “I don’t even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in.”

  • After collecting the Billboard Music Award for Artist Of The Year: “I still think I am the greatest.”

  • On a live television appeal for the victims of Hurricane Katrina: “George Bush doesn't care about black people.”

  • On books: "I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book's autograph."

  • On missing out on the award for Best Video at the MTV EMAs 2006: "I paid a million! It took a month to film! I stood on a mountain! I flew a helicopter over Vegas! I did it to be the king of all videos!"

  • On the fallout from Chris Brown's assault on Rihanna: “Can’t we give Chris [Brown] a break?…. O.J. Simpson, amazing. Is he not? What he did, when he did, what he did. Was he not amazing though?” (VH1 Storytellers, 2009)

  • While interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance Speech at the 2009 MTV VMAs: “Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you. Imma let you finish. But Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.”

  • On people’s reaction to his outburst at the MTV VMAs 2009: “I became George Bush over night."

  • Addressing his fans on his blog at the start of 2010: “LET US JUST LOOK PAST HEADLINES AND DEAL WITH JUST A BIT OF REALITY IN THIS NEW DECADE.”

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