In an effort to debunk the rumor that their “rap feud” was a publicity stunt, Kanye West sat down with Jimmy Kimmel in an off-and-on awkward appearance on the comedian’s television show late Wednesday night.
The rapper was angered over the Jimmy Kimmel Live spoof that happened in late September, where Kanye’s rants were reenacted by a child.
Both parties declared their beef legitimate during the 30-minute interview, in which ‘Ye talked about a myriad of topics including his family, paparazzi, fashion, the concept of luxury, being a “creative genius,” and why he did the BBC 1 interview:
To say that people don’t stand up and protect their dreams. People are too scared of getting spoofed in a way. Think about a creative person in school; when you picture them, you probably picture them all the way in the back of the class sketching or maybe getting beat up… And I’m that one creative –– this is the reason why I did this, because creatives have gotten beat up my entire life. And there’s moments where I stood up to drug dealers in Chicago and said ‘You can’t have my publishing, come and kill me. Do whatever you’re going to do, but you’re not going to bully me, you’re not going to stop me, because my mother made me believe in myself.’
The Chicago native spoke largely in a stream-of-consciousness, where he noted discrimination based on class, “false humility” and his experience in the realm of high fashion. He equally blustered against the Hollywood Walk of Fame organization for refusing Kim Kardashian a star.
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