Jimmy Kimmel has spoken out about his phone call with Kanye West that happened minutes before the rapper went on a Twitter rant blasting the talk show host for a spoof of him.
“Kanye West called me about an hour, hour and a half ago in my office and he’s 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. We just had the kids say the stuff Kanye said and apparently this upset him,” Jimmy said during his Jimmy Kimmel Live show on Thursday (September 25).
“He called me. He said a lot of things. He told me I had two choices: number one, apologize publicly. And that was really the only choice. The other choice he gave was that ‘your life would be much better if you apologize,’” Jimmy added. “And then he started tweeting today.”
Jimmy then read all of the tweets that Kanye had sent out while the show was still taping.
“He told me on the phone, and I swear to god this is true, he said, ‘I am the most powerful voice in media. I am Pac.’ He said ‘I am Pac’ a few times to me,” Jimmy later added. “He said ‘you’ll never be able to show yourself at a fourteen-year-old’s high school football game and be cool again.’ He really is Pac. I mean that’s right out of the Tupac playbook, isn’t it? So, I don’t know. I don’t understand it. I don’t know why he’s angry. The bit was pretty innocuous.”
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