Kanye West Lashes Out Against Jimmy Kimmel Over Interview Spoof

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Kanye West can’t take a joke.

The “Yeezus” rapper launched a Twitter war with Jimmy Kimmel Thursday night, venting over the late-night funnyman poking fun at him for boasting of being the No. 1 rock star on the planet in a BBC interview.

“Jimmy Kimmel is out of line to try and spoof in any way the first piece of honest media in years,” Kanye tweeted in capital letters. “I don’t take it as a joke … You don’t have scum bags hopping over fences trying to take pictures of your daughter. Jimmy Kimmel, put yourself in my shoes.”

The Twitter explosion came a day after a skit on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” featured two bratty kids reenacting his BBC Radio 1 interview.

In the real interview, Kanye, 33, said rappers are the new rock stars “and I’m the biggest of them all.” He also said he’s gotten to a “point that Michael Jackson did not break.”
Besides insulting Kimmel’s looks, Kanye delivered a low blow comparing Kimmel to ex-girlfriend Sarah Silverman.

“SARAH SILVERMAN IS A THOUSAND TIMES FUNNIER THAN YOU AND THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS IT!!!” Kanye tweeted.

Kimmel tweeted back: “one more of these I WILL unfollow you.”

The funnyman addresssed the social media attack on his show Thursday night in his opening monologue.

“It’s been a weird — quick question, did anyone else get a very angry phone call from Kanye West about an hour and a half ago?” Kimmel said.

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