Kanye, Kimmel Are Friends Again
West appears on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2013 9:37 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Kanye West went on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, where it quickly became apparent that his Twitter feud with Kimmel was very real, and not a prank dreamed up by the late night host. But the two made nice, though the AP calls West's 30-minute sit-down "sometimes uncomfortable." Kimmel was quick to explain to Kanye that "a lot of people think you're a jerk," mostly because West is always calling himself a genius. "The truth is a lot of people think they're geniuses, but nobody says it because it's weird to say it," Kimmel explained. "But it is most certainly more honest to say, 'I am a genius.'"

Kanye's response: "I'm totally weird and totally honest and I'm totally inappropriate sometimes, and the thing is for me not to say I'm not a genius I'd be lying to you and to myself." West went on to talk about (in what the AP calls "stream-of-consciousness"-style), race, class, fashion, the paparazzi, the nature of celebrity, false humility, and his belief that Kim Kardashian should have a star on the Walk of Fame. Of course, it wasn't all serious: In part 4 of the interview, you can hear Josh Groban sing some of Kanye's tweets.

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Mat389u
Oct 10, 2013 4:36 PM CDT
They should be GREAT friends, since neither has any real talent.
jonnynonos77
Oct 10, 2013 12:19 PM CDT
He is the most obnoxious, buffoonish, narcissistic person I have ever had the displeasure of listening to speak. How he has a single fan at this point is beyond me. I realize Kim Kardashian redefines the word "vacant" but I have absolutely no idea how even she would be able to stand listening to him for more than 10 minutes without wanting to hang herself like the old lady in Airplane.
iyae
Oct 10, 2013 10:17 AM CDT
The fact is, whether you like it or not, he IS a genius. Case in point; just check all of his album reviews. Haters gonna hate. But dude is a genius. Who cares if he knows it?