Kanye West Blasts Jimmy Kimmel Over Video Spoof

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Kanye West is not happy with Jimmy Kimmel.

The Grammy-winning rapper took to Twitter on Thursday to blast the latenight host for his recent parody of West, which featured two children reenacting an interview Kanye did with BBC1.

Jimmy Kimmel is out of line to try and spoof in any way the first piece of honest media in years,” the rapper wrote in a series of angry tweets. “I don’t take it as a joke…you manipulative media mutherfucker.”

West was referring to Kimmel’s recent parody clip dubbed “Kanye Kid (re)Kreation,” which recently played on Tuesday night’s “Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel.”

West, admittedly one of the most, um, emotional music artists today, said he went to Kimmel’s family wedding and that the interview was a result of paparazzi jumping over his wall to take pictures of his child with Kim Kardashian.

He said he’s the No. 1 rock star on the planet, whatever planet he’s on,” Kimmel joked before the segment.

“Does Kanye West know you’re not supposed to your own hype man?”

In a final jab, Kanye brought up Kimmel’s ex-girlfriend Sarah Silverman.


Kimmel immediately responded that he would explain the Kanye situation on Thursday night’s show.

Stay tuned!

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  1. Coty says:

    Kanye West-Unhappy…..impossible!!! No seriously now-that guy is the biggest moron-imbecile-inconseauential-nugatory-hairbrained-insipid-valueless…..the list goes on “man”there is! He really needs to realize his insignificance and just where his fame/fans come from-the mentality of the people who provide his income-PLEASE! And Kim….a pig! But, like mother-like daughter :)

  2. M.R. says:

    An arrogant, ungrateful whiner!

  3. Barry says:

    The truly amazing part is how a guy with such an obviously low IQ has managed to rise up to earn the kind of money that he does. Only in America could this happen. He is totally uneducated and has absolutely no talent and yet he is all over the place, on TV, making money hand over fist. Kanye, you are one lucky mo fo. You need to get down on the ground and kiss it for all of the idiots who keep you in the news and help you to get the attention that you do.

  4. Fuck Kanye and his no talent bitchass wife, someone please put him in a trunk and crush!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. mike ross says:

    Get a real story, and kanye….get a clue a life

  6. Jeremy says:

    This story is from 2013. What the hell??

  7. Michael says:

    Kanye is only furthering the notion that he is a royal ass and a world class Tool, NO ONE would tolerate the same behavior from their children that this “adult” exhibits. The spoon fed hype and hero worship has gone to his head to say the least. I wish that he would be shunned until he comes back to Earth, but unfortunately the sheep will continue to follow and defend their hero.

  8. Christopher Hobe Morrison says:

    The moral of the story is, if you must make a fool of yourself at least don’t call attention to it.

  9. Katie says:

    Kanye West is so stupid he can’t even figure out that this is barely an insult. Two kids reenacting his interview is nothing compared to what some have done to make fun of other celebrities. He’s just so insecure he can’t handle being made fun of even if it’s as light as two kids acting out his interview. Get a life Kanye West and stop thinking you are the coolest person ever because guess what you aren’t!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great job Jimmy Kimmel.

  10. David Shapiro says:

    Oh Boy Jimmy Klonopin is going to explain. I can’t wait.

  11. Jim says:

    September 27, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Ann Lydekker says:

    Kimmell has joined the ranks of entertainer-corporation goons, a vague parody of himself + greed. As sexy as a glass of milk.

    Thank you, Louis Farrakhan.

  12. Ann Lydekker says:

    Kimmell has joined the ranks of entertainer-corporation goons, a vague parody of himself + greed. As sexy as a glass of milk.

  13. Robert Radley says:

    I quote the president of the United States, “He’s a jackass. But he’s talented.” ’nuff said.

  14. Jim says:

    He’s still crying like a baby he can’t buy Elvis’ Graceland.

  15. concertqueen1975 says:

    and for my final comment that I forgot to write Kanye is a rap artist not a rockstar. If you want to know who are rock star is and a legend why don’t you look at some of these people and groups that have been around for decades like The Rolling Stones who I saw this past December and Mick Jagger ran around that stage that was shaped like a pair of lips at the age of 70 and never took a break of playing for 3 hours straight at the Barclay center in New York. Also you can look at the Eagles and yeah I know Brody Jenner is married to Son Felders daughter he was added to the band later on and then left due to the fact that he wanted to make more money he was rude and did not like to do things pro bono to promote certain people and organizations. And yes they did go on a hiatus for 14 years so they could get married have kids raise a family and I just saw them in July where they played for 3 hours straight and the list can go on and on The Beatles I didn’t get to see them I wasn’t born they were not together as long as the others due to the fact that a woman came in and broke them up but then they had solo careers and were successful you can’t even put RAP in that category & the best rap artist that were around I consider to be the sum of the first people whoever started like The Beastie Boys who are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and thank God I got to see them in concert years ago and I can almost guarantee with the way he behaves an axe Kanye you will never be in the Museum of rock n roll history they will never ask you you will never be honored so maybe in all of your adventures and doing things you should open up your ownMuseum of rap artist and you can start with yourself

  16. concertqueen1975 says:

    I don’t know what happened but she looked into her future and realize that her looks would not last forever that her tits would be down to her knees & her ass and legs would be celluite City. so she did what she thought she should do because obviously she wasn’t going to make money for ever on her appearance looks and so she got knocked up on purpose to a person who makes a lot of money and she will probably even hire a live in nanny because God Forbid she doesn’t get her beauty rest & regardless of whatever Kanye does there will always be money coming in & if things don’t work out, he still has to $$$ child support 4 18 years!! you know Kanye the song you did withJamie Foxx the gold digger songthat is Kim in a nutshell you should have taking your own advice because she will live in her million dollar home in California & she also wants to live in Paris as well.but now you’re stuck in the hell of the Kardashians and Kim’s ass you will never ever get to leaveyou will be stuck with them for ever!!!!!

  17. concertqueen1975 says:

    yes I agree Kanye has a huge ego about the size of Kim Kardashians ass! These two combined probably do not even eat well a fully functioning brain! In the end that child is the one who’s going to suffer the most!! you know how it goes Kanye and Jamie Foxx did the gold digger song Kim is a gold digger she became famous overnight. because she hung out with Paris Hilton and that other jackass girl or was it Nicole Richie or was it Lindsay Lohan. Yes her father was a famous lawyer you know he’s the one who got OJ free and then yeah her mom married Bruce Jenner an Olympic champion so he’s famouswe now have a reality show that’s been running way too long and frankly is terrible andliving in lala land thinking that they can wind up looking like or becoming a Kardashian. And Kim said she’s known Kanye for years??? then why the hell would she dating Kris Humphries and decide to marry him?? I guess she only dates people whose names start with k since Reggie Bush is off the market. then for one slight moment I think her brain actually worked and she had a thought or a look into herfuture

  18. Joanne Sullivan says:

    RYFKM? WHAT A TOOL! I would like to know and what a Bizzarr-O-World anybody would consider RAP TO BE INCLUDED IN THE ROCK and ROLL genre.so sad

  19. tbatista says:

    Ok kanye, ive always been a fan of yours because of your great lyrics. Your a great artist n real recognizes real. I just seen the kanye spook and it wasnt that bad bad for your insult. As a celebrity, insults and criticism comes with the job. Now as a comedian, there jokes r based on real stories sometimes n they turn it into jokes if it weren’t for that, there wouldnt be suck thing as comedy. So a word of advice learn how to brush things off. Your a millionaire with talents so let shit rock..

    • Michael says:

      If someone in your family went around throwing hissy fits, insulting artists, and basically expected anyone they meet to kneel and kiss their ass you PROBABLY wouldn’t be so supportive. He is a world class A-hole, and NO ONE with an ounce of sense should have him on a pedestal

  20. cadavra says:

    Somewhere, Taylor Swift is smiling.

    • Jim says:

      Vanilla Ice is better than him! No joke!

    • Jim says:

      Taylor Swfit sold more albums than this pisser. According to RIAA, this “Number One Rock Star” is no where on the top albums sold! Taylor Swift is first class with Michael Jackson and Jay Z.

      His current album is Gold Status.

  21. Mjkbk says:

    “……West, admittedly one of the most, um, emotional music artists today, said he went to Kimmel’s family wedding and that the interview was a result of paparrazi jumping over his well to take pictures of he and Kim Kardashian’s baby…..”

    Know how long it took me to read that sentence? MUCH longer than anything written by a supposed professional SHOULD have. “Paparrazi” jumped over a “well” to take photos of “he”? The future of infotainment journalism. Pathetic.

  22. Kenmandu says:

    Conversation in 2015… “What ever happened to KW?”… “Oh him, he caught an infection from jogging in leather pants and that also infected his ego and then the whole world world suffered a massive memory loss about him. I think the jogging pants are in a medical museum somewhere…”

  23. Orlando- Pancetta says:

    No onw here understands. Nome pf you have taken the time to understand Kanye’s frustration. In his interview he talked about how not only him, but many other African Americans are being denied of opportunities because they are viewed as too different or not ideal. Jimmy Kimmel making fun of an out of context quote fron Kanye’s interview further proves Kanye’s statement. Kimmel was way out of fuckimg line with this, besides the fact that he really isn’t even very funny at all.

    • lkoboyle12 says:

      Glad someone else understood what Kanye was saying during the interview as well. I thought I was the only one and completely misunderstood what he was saying. Everyone takes a few lines out of context and then makes a big joke out of it which would just leads to more frustration and misunderstanding. This is exactly why our society gets nowhere.

    • Michael Anthony says:

      Give me a break. Being a celebrity involves not only the accolades, but also the jibes and jokes. The true “stars” of the world know this.
      Remember his current album. He jumped up and down about how great it is. Its tanking and he blames everyone else for not understanding art. Its never his fault. Its always someone else’s fault. He’s an overgrown child whose time has passed.

      • Michael Anthony says:

        Read his comments during the week the album was released. Including Hus lengthy diatribe about why he wouldn’t release singles anymore.

      • Orlando- Pancetta says:

        Where have you seen that he “blames everyone else for not understanding art?”

  24. RedRiver says:

    Kanye West is an arrogant boy child, who is absolutely delusional. Newsflash: You ain’t for sh!t Kanye.

  25. Dirk Sutro says:

    Someone please stuff a towel in Kanye’s mouth, he is not the world’s greatest rock star as he claims, he’s an average rapper and crappy singer with a 3- year- old’s temper and an ego that never quits. Shut up and make music dude . You should be honored to be the subject of Kimmel’s harmless humor.

  26. Liz says:

    It’s time for Kanye West to take off his diapers and put on some MAN PANTS.

  27. Jim says:

    Kayne West is not black.

    You don’t spell out the “M” word as muther. It’s “Muddah!”

    • Big Joe says:

      Kayne is a disgrace to the black race …well human race included, ever since he did his crap move on stage with Taylor Swift he proved he is a low life idiot even with all his bling bling…I quickly turn the channel whenever he appears!

  28. That’s not the final jab. Check the picture ‘Ye just tweeted. The man is insane.

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