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September 27, 2013 11:10 AM

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.

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.”

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