Last night, Kanye West went on one of his trademark tirades over a spoof video by late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
The spoof was pretty harmless and involved a kid playing Kanye West and poking fun at his recent BBC Zane Lowe interview (which has yet to be released in full). Kanye did not find the spoof humorous and took to Twitter to lambast Kimmel’s career, looks, and accused him of devaluing an interview that Kanye boasted as “the most honest piece of media in years.”
Kimmel is known for trolling and playing tricks on his audience, so I’m more inclined to think he and Kanye planned this out. Both get good exposure and it plays up to both their media images. The only wild card that casts some doubt on this being staged is ‘Ye’s ego, which can never be downplayed. He could very well be legitimately outraged in his usual petulant way.