“A Lot Of People Think You’re A Jerk”: Kanye Squashes Beef With Jimmy Kimmel With Awkward Sit-Down
While some of you were probably sleeping, I was one of another group of people up late last night trying to find out how crazy or cool Kanye was going to act when he sat down to “bury the hatchet” with Jimmy Kimmel. If you’ll recall, the two had a falling out after Kimmel’s show did a spoof of West’s recent BBC interview, with kids playing the rapper and the host. The joke was on Kimmel as Kanye went on an epic Twitter rant that turned a bit crazy.
But the two sat down to shoot the s**t last night and there were some light moments (Kanye explaining why he said Kimmel looked like Spongebob; the two laughing at a skit of Josh Groban singing Yeezy’s craziest Tweets). Here are five things that happened that you should know about:
Jimmy Kimmel Nicely Said That Kanye Is A Jerk
“I don’t know if you know this, but a lot of people think you’re a jerk.” For a majority of the interview, Kimmel was pretty nice to Yeezy, probably because he didn’t want him to have a public meltdown on his couch. But during one part of the interview, he nicely let West know that a lot of the flack he gets from people he kind of brings on himself. In response, Kanye said,
“I’m not running for office. You know what I’m saying? I’m just here to make good music, make people feel good when they hear my music.”
Kanye West Doesn’t Do “Publicity Stunts” In Any Fashion Or Form
During last night’s interview, Kimmel brought up the fact that some people believed their beef Twitter war/beef was a publicity stunt. After Kimmel was behind the video of the girl twerking, falling on a table and then being set on fire, who can we really trust!? But as Kimmel said that their issue was no stunt or joke, West vehemently let the crowd know that he doesn’t do publicity stunts EVER. It was somewhat of a nod to early claims that his relationship with Kim was a publicity stunt as well.
“I’ve never done a publicity stunt in my life, so don’t even think that. I don’t follow rules of a normal celebrity.”
Yeezy Explains His Constant Issues With Paparazzi
So why does Kanye throw an absolute fit every time paparazzi ask him a question? West says that it’s one thing to take his picture, but he doesn’t appreciate folks antagonizing him, asking him about tabloid fodder that they know he’ll never answer.
“The way the paparazzi talk to me and my family is disrespectful also, you know what I’m saying? We bring something of joy to the world. When people hear my music they have a good time, and I should be respected as such when I walk down the street. Don’t ask me a question about something you saw on the tabloids. Don’t try to antagonize me, because it’s not safe for you in this zoo, you know? Never think that I’m not from Chicago for one second.”
Kanye Petitions For Kim Kardashian To Get A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Yeah, I kind of agree that reality TV stars might not be the best picks for such an honor, but Kanye clearly didn’t respect that ish:
“People are so, so dated…There’s no way that Kim Kardashian shouldn’t have a star on the Walk of Fame.”
The Last 10 Minutes Were Basically A Rant…
While the interview wasn’t bad, by the end, Kimmel pretty much stopped talking and let Kanye have the floor. And boy did he take it! He spoke in length about fashion, creativity, and standing up to drug dealers in Chicago….yeah:
“There’s no black guy at the end of the runway in Paris. All we wanna do is make awesome stuff. I refuse to follow those rules that society has set up and the way that they can control people with low self-esteem… It’s about truth, it’s about information, it’s about awesomeness, and the only luxury is time.
It’s not about racism anymore. It’s classism………I’m not into all that snobbery.
Creatives have gotten beat up my entire life. There’s moments when I stood up to drug dealers in Chicago and said ‘you can’t have my publishing, come and kill me.”
By the very end of it, Yeezy talked so long that the scheduled music act, Arctic Monkeys, didn’t have the time to perform, but Kimmel said they agreed to come back next week. No one man should have all that power…
Check out clips from the interview on the next page to see these interesting moments. All in all, I’m glad they squashed their beef, because it was way too random anyway. But it seems that West used the couch as more of a therapy session rather than an actual light-hearted conversation for a comical talk show. I’m just saying…