Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel finally met face to face Wednesday to settle their recent feud over Kimmel’s spoof of West’s interview with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe. From the moment West appeared on the late night show, it was clear by his intense glare at Kimmel that the spat was not just another prank orchestrated by the show.
According to abcnews.com:
“Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel quickly dispelled the idea their so-called rap feud was a publicity stunt during a sometimes uncomfortable appearance on the comedian’s television show.
“Speculation that the rapper’s anger over a ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ parody skit that mocked him was staged was immediate after West lashed out at Kimmel in late September. But both said that their beef was authentic during a 30-minute interview on Wednesday night’s show in which West discussed a range of topics including his artistry, paparazzi, family, fashion and the idea of celebrity.”
Yeezy said that since he and Kimmel were friends before their conflict, he was frustrated by Kimmel’s response to the BBC interview.
As reported by complex.com:
“While Kanye was cordial about the idea of hashing things out with Kimmel, he wasn’t exactly laughing, suggesting that, if anyone could relate to his frustrations with the skit and its one-note take on celebrity, it would probably be Kimmel, with whom he has a friendly past.”
As usual, Kanye was intense and passionate, lamenting about being pigeonholed as a rapper. He complained that the paparazzi treats him and his family like animals at a zoo.
“I’m not running for office. You know what I’m saying?” he said, “I’m just here to make good music, make people feel good when they hear my music. And you know, when I did that interview, I was really vocal about a lot of things I had been dealing with over the past 10 years when I was put in the classification of ‘just a celebrity’ because for me, you know, I’m a creative genius and there’s no other way to word it. I know you’re not supposed to say that about yourself, and I say things the wrong way a lot of times, but my intention is always positive.”
The interview lasted most of the show and in the end, West and Kimmel put their differences aside and have seemingly buried the hatchet.
Check the Kanye West-Jimmy Kimmel interview below.