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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Kanye West To Appear On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jimmy Kimmel has always said that he wanted to be in a rap feud and now he is. Kimmel and hip hop star Kanye West have been embroiled in a bitter feud that’s played out over Twitter and the airwaves.

The spat started after Kimmel made fun of Kanye for an interview he gave to the BBC. In it, Kanye called himself the biggest rock star of all, and he ranted that the fashion world isn’t taking him or his products seriously.

That night, Jimmy Kimmel skewered Kanye by having two kids reenact the interview, saying it would make it easier to understand.

Perhaps the two will settle their differences when West appears on Kimmel’s show tonight.

Transcript

MEGHNA CHAKRABARTI, HOST:

Well Robin, Washington might take a tip from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and hip-hop start Kanye West. And you know we're living in strange times when those two are setting new standards for conciliation, but they are because the two have been embroiled in a bitter feud, and tonight they'll try to settle their differences on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

ROBIN YOUNG, HOST:

This whole thing started after Kimmel made fun of Kanye for a BBC interview in which Kanye called himself the biggest rock star of all and ranted that the fashion world was not taking him seriously.

(SOUNDBITE OF INTERVIEW)

KANYE WEST: I want to do product. I am a product person, not just clothing but water bottle design, architecture, everything, you know, that you could, you know, think about. And I've been at it for 10 years.

CHAKRABARTI: Well, Kimmel skewered Kanye on his show by having two kids re-enact the interview, saying that would make it easier to understanding.

(SOUNDBITE OF TELEVISION PROGRAM, "JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE")

UNIDENTIFIED CHILD: I'm a product person, not just clothing but water bottle design, architecture, everything you could think about. (Unintelligible) six years ago to (unintelligible) and they said no. Where's the culture at? Where is the culture at?

(LAUGHTER)

YOUNG: I'm interrupting all over the place, but doesn't Kimmel know you don't mess with Kanye? Kanye's reaction was swift, according to Kimmel.

(SOUNDBITE OF TELEVISION PROGRAM, "JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE")

JIMMY KIMMEL: He called me. He said a lot of things. He told me I had two choices: Number one, apologize publicly; and that was really the only choice.

The other choice he gave was that my life - your life, he said, is going to be much better if you apologize.

YOUNG: Well, Jimmy Kimmel also said he always wanted to be in a rap feud. We suggested if Kanye wants to end it tonight he not sing this.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG)

WEST: I am a god. I am a god.

YOUNG: (Unintelligible). Back in a minute, HERE AND NOW. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.


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