Kanye West went “DefKanye 5” on Thursday, launching a feud with Jimmy Kimmel. The late-night host aired a skit mocking the rapper's BBC interview (scroll down to watch), inciting heated phone calls and tweets from the singer… but is the fight real or fake?
On Thursday night, Kimmel explained to fans, "Kanye West called me about an hour – hour and a half ago in my office. He is very angry because of a bit we aired this week. He gave an interview to the BBC – and we had a kid actor –take the words and reenact it."
Kimmel continued, "He said a lot of things… He told me I had two choices – #1 Apologize publicly. And that was really the only choice – the other choice he gave was my life… 'your life is going to be much better' if I apologize.”
Meanwhile, Kanye, who has publicly voiced concerns over the safety of his girlfriend Kim Kardashian and daughter North, began tweeting his frustration. In one message, West told the world, “Jimmy Kimmel is out of line to try and spoof in any way the first piece of honest media in years.”
He added, “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.”
West even took a few low blows like, “Sarah Silverman is a thousand times funnier than you and the whole world knows it.”
Kimmel assured fans the feud was no joke, but had fun at the “Yeezus” singer's expense anyway.
"Finally, I'm in a rap feud. I always wanted to be in a rap feud," the comedian joked.
"Right now we're at DefKanye Five."
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