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Kanye West, Jimmy Kimmel Reconcile After Heated Twitter Rants (Video)

Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 09:13 AM

By Alexandra Ward

Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel have ended their feud that ignited late last month after the late-night TV host did a parody spoof of a recent interview the rapper gave.

The fight stemmed from a BBC Radio 1 interview West did with Zane Lowe, where he spoke candidly about being a major influence in the world of design. West is known for his flamboyant comments, once saying he is the "number-one living and breathing rock star."

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On the Sept. 24 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the host aired a parody of West's interview using child actors.

"Does Kanye West know he's not supposed to be his own hype man?" Kimmel asked before airing the clip.

"[I used to] give designs to Fendi over and over, and getting our designs knocked down — brought the leather jogging pants six years ago to Fendi and they said no," the child actor said, reciting West's comments. "How many motherf—ers you done seen with a leather jogging pant?"

A few days later, West then unleashed a Twitter tirade against Kimmel, saying his "face looks crazy" and calling him a "manipulative media motherf—er." The tweets have since been deleted.

But the two came face-to-face Wednesday night on Kimmel's show for a long-form discussion about the pressures of being a celebrity and what that means in today's society.

Kimmel also explained his motivation for showing the spoof video of West's interview.

"The truth is the main reason that I did that is because I like to see kids curse. I think it's funny," Kimmel said.

West then explained that his vicious Twitter rant was fueled by years of frustration over the tabloid press and the way he's perceived.

"This is the one person I know [Kimmel], so I can go and let out everything that I feel about every single bogus [Us] Weekly cover. Every single bogus skit... Every person who feels it's OK to treat celebrities like zoo animals," West said.

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