Controversial rapper Kanye West recently sat down for an interview with the BBC during which he boasted that he was the biggest rock star on the planet and said he’s gotten to a “point that Michael Jackson did not break.” In an effort to point out how childish some of West’s answers sounded, late night host Jimmy Kimmel had a child read the rapper’s answers in a spoof of the interview.
West was not pleased about the skit and made his feelings known via Twitter, The Blaze reported.
“Jimmy Kimmel is out of line to try and spoof in any way the first piece of honest media in years,” West tweeted in capital letters. “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.”
West, 36, didn’t stop there.
“SARAH SILVERMAN IS A THOUSAND TIMES FUNNIER THAN YOU AND THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS IT!!!” West tweeted.
Kimmel tweeted back: “one more of these I WILL unfollow you.”
After the barrage of tweets, Kimmel addressed the situation on his show on Thursday.
"It’s been a weird -- quick question, did anyone else get a very angry phone call from Kanye West about an hour and a half ago?" Kimmel said. "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 to joke about the situation. “Finally, I’m in a rap feud. I always wanted to be in a rap feud," he said. "Right now we’re at DefKanye Five."
The spoof of West's interview is below: