Kanye West Rages Against Jimmy Kimmel

09/27/2013
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(Radio.com) On Wednesday night's (September 25) episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the late-night talk show host and comedian featured a skit with two kids parodying Kanye West's recent on-camera interview with popular BBC Radio 1 DJ, Zane Lowe.

The skit simply featured the children reading actual lines from the interview, augmented with chocolate milkshakes. The kid playing West especially immersed himself in the role, capturing West's onscreen intensity while railing about leather jogging pants and being the world's biggest rock star.

West, however, seemed not to see the humor in the skit, launching into an enraged caps-locked rant against Kimmel on Twitter, calling the talk show host "out of line" because he dared "to spoof in any way the first piece of honest media in years."

For someone who rarely tweets, West's Twitter rant quickly turned into a comically bitter barrage that grew curiously personal, with the rapper making fun of Kimmel's face, dropping an off-color remark involving actor Ben Affleck (although he did add the disclaimer "#NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK"), praising Kimmel's ex-girlfriend, Sarah Silverman, and eventually resorting to bizarre memes, including one featuring Spongebob Squarepants.

Given Kimmel's recent success with trolling the world with elaborate hoaxes, however, the over-the-top ranting from the rapper reeks of yet another spoof, although West's penchant for public tirades could make it all very real. more on this story

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