Was Kanye West on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"? Well, sort of. As reported at USA Today on Sept. 27, 2013, West did an interview with BBC Radio 1 in which, among other things, he called himself the "biggest" rock star ever. So Kanye West on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" was portrayed by a child Jimmy Kimmel hired to act out Kanye's BBC Radio 1 interview. Kimmel called the segment "Kanye Kid (Re) Kreation." (Some may feel the kid who plays Kanye deserves an Emmy.)
The entire scenario of the kid playing Kanye West on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and of Kimmel's comments against the rapper caused Yeezus to fly into a Twitter rant. It's significant because the 36-year-old rapper, boyfriend to Kim Kardashian, and father of North West, rarely gets on Twitter and even though he's followed by over 9 million people, he only follows one person back.
What are some of the highlights of Kanye's Twitter rant - in all caps?
"JIMMY KIMMEL IS OUT OF LINE TO TRY AND SPOOF IN ANY WAY THE FIRST PIECE OF HONEST MEDIA IN YEARS."
"JIMMY KIMMEL PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES OH NO THAT MEANS YOU WOULD HAVE GOTTEN TOO MUCH GOOD P**SSY IN YOUR LIFE"
"YOU CAN'T PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES. YOUR FACE LOOKS CRAZY IS THAT FUNNY? OR IF I HAD A KID SAY IT WOULD IT BE FUNNY???"
"SARAH SILVERMAN IS A THOUSAND TIMES FUNNIER THAN YOU AND THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS IT!!!"
Kanye is known for being arrogant, and as such every comedian who can make fun of him will. "He said he's the number one rock star on the planet - whatever planet he's on, " said Kimmel. "Does Kanye West know you're not supposed to be your own hype man?"
Kim Kardashian is seen as a joke, by many members of the public, and Kanye West, despite his musical talents, continues to share that space with her in many situations. Therapy may be in order for the "biggest" rock star ever.
One of Kimmel's latest tweets to Kanye? "I challenge you to a rap battle @kanyewest #Iplaytheclarinet." The comedian also posted a video explaining what happened after Kanye called him about the incident.
What do you think about the kid playing Kanye West on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and Kanye's response? Please leave a comment below.
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