The ‘Yeezus’ rapper launched a tirade of tweets Thursday night knocking Jimmy Kimmel for poking fun at an interview West did with BBC in which he boasted he was the No. 1 rock star on the planet.
The “Yeezus” rapper launched a Twitter war with Jimmy Kimmel Thursday night, venting over the late-night host poking fun at him for boasting of being the No. 1 rock star on the planet in a BBC interview.
“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.”
The Twitter explosion came a day after a skit on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” featured two bratty kids reenacting his BBC Radio 1 interview.
In the real interview, West, 36, said rappers are the new rock stars “and I’m the biggest of them all.” He also said he’s gotten to a “point that Michael Jackson did not break.”
Besides insulting Kimmel’s looks, Kim Kardashian’s beau delivered a low blow comparing Kimmel to ex-girlfriend Sarah Silverman.
“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.”
The funnyman addressed the social media attack on his show Thursday night in his opening monologue.
“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. ”
“He said a lot of things, Kimmel explained to his audience. “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”
“And then he started tweeting today. And I don’t even know if I’ve seen some of these because they’re happening as we speak.”
Kimmel goes on to read off some of the tweets as he tries to gives a sarcastic quip explaining each one.
“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.”