Kanye West Is Really Pissed At Jimmy Kimmel

Tom Breihan | September 27, 2013 - 9:16 am

An old-school Kanye West Twitter rampage! It’s been forever since he’s done one of those! A couple of years ago, Kanye’s Twitter was a fascinating and quotable portal into the celebrity-genius brain, to the point where my colleague Jonah Weiner built an entire magazine-style profile for Slate entirely out of Twitter quotes. Lately, though, Kanye’s been using that Twitter for nothing but garden-variety promotion. Or he was, anyway, until last night. The thing that set him off once again: A skit on Jimmy Kimmel Live, obviously.

All this week, BBC Radio 1 has been airing pieces of a rare hour-long interview between Kanye and Zane Lowe, and it’s been full of classical Kanye bluster. (Most notoriously, he called himself the “#1 rock star on the planet.”) Earlier this week, Jimmy Kimmel spoofed that interview with a few cutting jokes (mostly about the practicality of leather jogging pants) and a skit, in which two child actors recite quotes from the interview. Observe:

Kanye spent a while last night going off on Kimmel on Twitter. The complete text:

JIMMY KIMMEL IS OUT OF LINE TO TRY AND SPOOF IN ANY WAY THE FIRST PIECE OF HONEST MEDIA IN YEARS

JIMMY KIMMEL, I DON’T TAKE IT AS A JOKE…. YOU DON’T HAVE SCUM BAGS HOPPING OVER FENCES TRYING TO TAKE PICTURES OF YOUR DAUGHTER

JIMMY KIMMEL PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES … OH NO THAT MEANS YOU WOULD HAVE GOTTEN TOO MUCH GOOD PUSSY IN YOUR LIFE…

YOU CAN’T PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES. YOUR FACE LOOKS CRAZY… IS THAT FUNNY?… OR IF I HAD A KID SAY IT WOULD IT BE FUNNY???

SHOULD I DO A SPOOF ABOUT YOUR FACE OR YOU FUCKING BEN AFFLECK… #NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK #ALLDISRESPECTTOJIMMYKIMMEL!!!!

I LIKE YOU, YOU KNOW ME, I WENT TO YOUR FAMILY’S WEDDING

WHO YOU MADE IT CLEAR TO ME WASN’T YOUR FAMILY WHEN I WAS ON THEN PHONE WITH YOU 5 MINUTES AGO, YOU MANIPULATIVE MEDIA MUTHERFUCKER.

SARAH SILVERMAN IS A THOUSAND TIMES FUNNIER THAN YOU AND THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS IT!!!

He also posted that picture above, as well as a picture of Spongebob Squarepants’ face, alleging that Kimmel looks like Spongebob. I mean, he really brought out the big guns.

Kimmel, of course, responded immediately. In his monologue last night, Kimmel alleged that Kanye had called him to demand an apology. He also read a bunch of those Tweets on the air and responded to each of them. Here’s that video:

There’s no way this story is over of course, and we’ll hear plenty more about it. But let me just say this: If your response to this feud is to pick a side, or to feel anything less than pure delight, you are doing it wrong.

UPDATE: Kanye has since tweeted an article from Slate titled, “Kanye West Was Right: Jimmy Kimmel’s Sketch Was Ignorant And Stupid” arguing exactly that. He then shared a series of quotes from fashion designer Jibril Durimel…