Kanye West wasn't too thrilled about Jimmy Kimmel mocking him on his late-night talk show, and he let the Twitterverse know it this past month. Now, it seems the Yeezus rapper will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Will the men bury the hatchet, or will this online feud come to a head?
Kimmel made the announcement on Tuesday, Oct. 8, via Twitter:
TOMORROW NIGHT, MY GUEST WILL BE @kanyewest (for real, yes and was it all a setup, no)— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) October 8, 2013
The host also revealed that Dr. Phil will be present. "Kanye and I had a disagreement a couple of weeks ago, and it got a little bit out of hand," he said on Tuesday's JKL. "Tomorrow night [Oct. 9], we will sit down and discuss it like normal people do -- on television. It'll just be us, and Dr. Phil. And neither of us is leaving until this government shutdown gets solved. So if you've always wanted to see a talk-show host get strangled by a pair of leather jogging pants, join us tomorrow."
The beef between West and Kimmel all started when the host broadcast a Kid Re-Kreation sketch (WATCH) featuring young children reciting quotes from West's recent BBC interview, in which the rapper declared himself the "No. 1 rock star on the planet," as well as a few more, shall we say, immodest declarations.
Then on his show, Kimmel revealed that the Watch The Throne artist had called him on the phone (WATCH). "He told me I had two choices. One was to apologize publicly, and that was really the only choice," the host recalled to a laughing audience. "The other choice he gave is that my life is going to be much better if I apologize."
As is evident, the 36-year-old rapper did not enjoy Kimmel's parody, and on Thursday, Sept. 26, he lashed out at the funnyman in a series of tweets, of which Kimmel recited on the air. A few of the messages, which were later removed from West's Twitter, read:
JIMMY KIMMEL IS OUT OF LINE TO TRY AND SPOOF IN ANY WAY THE FIRST PIECE OF HONEST MEDIA IN YEARS— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 27, 2013
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— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 27, 2013
YOU CAN'T PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES. YOUR FACE LOOKS CRAZY… IS THAT FUNNY?… OR IF I HAD A KID SAY IT WOULD IT BE FUNNY???— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 27, 2013
I LIKE YOU, YOU KNOW ME, I WENT TO YOUR FAMILY'S WEDDING— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 27, 2013
WHO YOU MADE IT CLEAR TO ME WASN'T YOUR FAMILY WHEN I WAS ON THEN PHONE WITH YOU 5 MINUTES AGO, YOU MANIPULATIVE MEDIA MUTHERFUCKER.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 27, 2013
SARAH SILVERMAN IS A THOUSAND TIMES FUNNIER THAN YOU AND THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS IT!!!— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 27, 2013
In addition to mentioning the feud on his show, Kimmel, 45, also reacted to West's angry messages via Twitter, writing:
apparently @KanyeWest is VERY VERY ANGRY with me....— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 27, 2013
What do you think will happen when West shows up on JKL?