Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel Are Having an Incredible Twitter Feud, So Let’s Explore It

    September 27, 2013
    Josh Wolford

Ok, there’s a lot to get through so I’ll jump right into it. You may have heard that Kanye West unleashed an all-caps Twitter tirade against late night host Jimmy Kimmel last night. Here’s everything you need to know for your watercooler discussions, presented with no bias because #1, Jimmy Kimmel is a likable guy and trying to dissect comedy always leaves it weird-looking and unpalatable. And also, because HURRY UP WITH MY DAMN CROISSANT.

Kanye West recently gave an interview to BBC Radio’s Zane Lowe. It’s long, but you can watch it all below.

You can always count on Kanye to say some interesting things, and in that interview he, well, said some interesting things. Jimmy Kimmel picked up on this and aired a short sketch featuring a little kid reciting, verbatim, Kanye quotes from the interview.

The next day, Kanye just went off on Twitter. I mean, he all-caps attacked Jimmy Kimmel in all the right places. He also created possibly the best hashtag of all time, #NoDisrespectToBenAffleck.

The two even talked on the phone, mid Twitter rage.

Kanye memed it up a bit…

And with that, Kanye was done for the night. Kimmel responded on Twitter:

Kimmel swore it wasn’t a prank…

Kimmel also addressed the controversy on his show Thursday night. He’s finally in a rap feud – just what he’s always wanted!

Kanye broke his Twitter silence about and hour ago, tweeting out a link to a Slate article by Forrest Wickman titled “Kanye West Is Right: Jimmy Kimmel’s Sketch Was Ignorant and Stupid.”

In the article, Wickman has this to say in conclusion:

But the real problem here isn’t Kanye, it’s Kimmel. If you don’t know the fashion world, then you shouldn’t try to tell Kanye West, who’s rubbed elbows with many of the biggest fashion designers in the world, about fashion. More importantly, if you’re a 45-year-old white dude who apparently doesn’t understand a thing about pop music, you shouldn’t try to tell one of the biggest hip-hop artists in the world about hip-hop.

Let’s just say that there are a lot of comments on that article.

Kanye then began to tweet again:

As of right now, Kimmel has the last laugh:

My head hurts. I think I’m just going to put on my headphones and queue up Yeezus on Spotify. It’s a f*cking great album.


Josh Wolford
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