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Jimmy Kimmel on Kanye West rant: 'Finally, I'm in a rap feud'

Jimmy Kimmel is proud: "Finally, I'm in a rap feud."
Posted By VERONICA LINARES, UPI.com   |   Sept. 27, 2013 at 4:12 PM   |   Comments

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Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Jimmy Kimmel addressed Kanye West's Twitter rant against him during his monologue Thursday.

"Quick question," Kimmel kicked off the show. "Did anyone else get a very angry phone call from Kanye West about an hour and a half ago? Just me? OK, I didn't know if he was mad at all of us."

West's feud with Kimmel began when the late-night host did a spoof on an interview the rapper did with the BBC. For the sketch Kimmel had kids reenact West's interview, a joke that was not appreciated by the "I am a God" singer.

"JIMMY KIMMEL IS OUT OF LINE TO TRY AND SPOOF IN ANY WAY THE FIRST PIECE OF HONEST MEDIA IN YEARS," West began an all-caps Twitter rant on Thursday.

"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," West continued.

In response, Kimmell decided to read all of West's tweets out loud during his monologue, explaining what he thought about each and every one of them.

Before he began, Kimmel explained that he received a call from West before the show in which the rapper told him he had two options, to "apologize publicly" or "that was really the only choice."

"The other choice he gave was that my life—'Your life,' he said, 'is going to be much better if you apologize," Kimmel quoted West.

While interpreting West's tweets and defending himself, Kimmel took several stabs at the rapper revealing that at one point West referred to himself as Tupac and bringing up Kim Kardashian's sex tape.

At the end of the day, Kimmel confessed he's just happy that he's finally in a rap feud.

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