Jimmy Kimmel Zings Kanye West Twitter Diss
Apparently, imitation wasn’t the sincerest form of flattery for Kanye West.
In a colossal Twitter rant posted Thursday, the rapper blasted Jimmy Kimmel after the funnyman ran a video spoof on Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this week that ribbed West’s recent BBC interview, in which he boasted that he’s “the No. 1 rock star on the planet.”
But the parody sketch left West anything but amused, as was made evident in his litany of scathing Tweets.//storify.com/peoplemag/kanye-west-disses-jimmy-kimmel-on-twitter.js?header=none&border=falseView the story “Kanye West Disses Jimmy Kimmel on Twitter” on Storify
West, 36, also cussed out Kimmel, 45, whom he trashed, among other things, as a “manipulative media motherf–.”
Kimmel, for his part, responded to the verbal melee in his opening monologue Thursday night, telling the audience that an hour before the show, he received a call from West demanding a public apology.
The host also claimed that during their phone chat, West told him, “I am the most powerful voice in media,” before delivering this warning: “You will never be able to show your face at a 14-year-old’s high school football game and be cool again.
But in true Kimmel fashion, the funnyman was able keep a sense of humor about it all.
“Finally, I’m in a rap feud,” he cracked. “I always wanted to be in a rap feud.”