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Kanye West Buries The Hatchet With Jimmy Kimmel, Goes On EPIC Rant About Everything

Last month, Kanye West lashed out at Jimmy Kimmel over Twitter
for a sketch on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" that made fun of an earnest
interview West conducted with the BBC. On Wednesday's episode
of the talk show, West sat on Kimmel's couch to clear the air --
and ended the interview with a lengthy, stream-of-consciousness
rant.
While the conversation was not contentious at all, and West
frequently smiled and joked with Kimmel, he did not apologize
for his tweets. Up front, he emphasized that all of his public
actions are authentic. "I've never done a publicity stunt in my
life," he said.
"I'm not running for office," West told Kimmel. "I'm just here to
make good music and make people feel good when they hear my
music. When I did that interview, I was really vocal about a lot of
things I had been dealing with over the last ten years, when I had
put in the classification as just a celebrity."
He continued, "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. I
say things the wrong way a lot of times, but the intention is
always positive."
West and Kimmel gave more backstory to the nature of the feud.
Kimmel said that he felt ambushed by West, as they had always
been friendly in private. The talk show host said that he
frequently defended West's flamboyant behavior, and told West
that much of the criticism brought upon him is self-inflicted.
It was that very friendship that ignited West's rage, believing that
Kimmel had betrayed him as a friend by poking fun. "This is the
one person I know!" West said, explaining that unlike tabloid
writers and gossip columnists, Kimmel was a friend, and he thus
directed all his anger towards him.
But the interview climaxed at the very end of the show. Kimmel
presented West with a gift of leather running shorts, the subject
of the original sketch. This prompted West to go on a nearly
uninterrupted stream-of-consciousness rant for several minutes
in which he addressed the fashion industry, the civil rights
movement, the importance of his family, the nature of celebrity
and several other subjects.
Perhaps the ultimate irony of the entire episode? West admitted
that he only watched part of the original sketch he railed against,
and Kimmel admitted that it was not even that funny to begin
with.

 
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