Kanye West, Jimmy Kimmel End Feud On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ [Video]
Rucuss staffOctober 10, 2013
Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel came face-to-face to settle their feud on Wednesday night.
With Kim Kardashian and his daughter North West in attendance, Yeezy sat down with Kimmel for a lengthy interview about everything under teh sun. But the interview began with what got the two men at odds. Kimmel replayed the parody that ignited their feud.
The parody showcased two kids who reacted an interview that Kanye did with a reporter. While it was played, Kanye appeared to be laughing. But he made it clear that their feud was not a publicity stunt.
“I’ve never done a publicity stunt in my life,” he said.
Kanye explained that he was upset after seeing the skit that he wasn’t able to watch it in its entirety, because he was so infuriated. He called Kimmel, who he had met before at a wedding, to air out his grievances, but it soon got out of hand.
“It kinda elevated from a call that we just had as men,” West said. “At a certain point, these egos can flare up and we kinda just took it back to high school for a little bit.”
Kimmel said that he simply did the parody because ‘he liked to see kids cussing.’ He also sympathized with West.
“A lot of times, I think you bring it on yourself, this misunderstanding of you,” Kimmel said. “I don’t know if you know this. A lot of people think you’re a jerk.”
West did his best to explain his public persona.
“I’m not running for office,” West said. “I’m just here to make good music, make people feel good when they hear my music. When I did that interview, I was really vocal about a lot of things that I’d been dealing with over the past 10 years. For me, 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. I want to bring more things to the world, I want to help the world. I want to make people’s lives easier.”
West made it clear that he will continue to speak his mind no matter what repercussions he may face.
“I wouldn’t even say that I’m a rapper,” West said. I would say I’m more of a messenger than a rapper,” he said. “If you guys look at the Zane interview, it’s really something e”xtremely fearless for someone in my position to do because most people just bow down to TV, bow down to these cameras. I could care less about any of these cameras in all honesty. All I care about is my family, I care about protecting my girl, protecting my baby, and protecting my ideas and my dreams, and that’s the reason why I went so crazy.”
West once again compared himself to Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, and other visionaries.
“I’m totally weird and I’m totally honest, and I’m totally inappropriate sometimes,” he said. “For me to say I wasn’t a genius, I would just be lying to you and to myself.”
West also made it clear that he’s not happy with the Hollywood Walk of Fame committee because they wouldn’t give Kim a star because she’s on reality TV.
“People are so, so dated and not modern. There’s no way a Kim Kardashian shouldn’t have a star on the Walk of Fame. It’s ridiculous old concepts,” he said.
Kimmel congratulated him on the birth of his daughter and presented him with a pair of leather jogging pants. West continued to rant past his allotted time and into the musical guest’s slot.
“Even as a celebrity, I’ve reached a ceiling. And the way paparazzi talk to me and my family is disrespectful. We bring something of joy to the world. When people hear my music, they have a good time and I should be respected as such when I walk down the street. Don’t ask me a question about something you saw in the tabloids. Don’t try to antagonize me because you know what, it’s not safe for you in this zoo. Never think that I’m not from Chicago for one second and think you can walk up and disrespect me and my family.”
Watch West’s full interview below.
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