Twitter Litter: Kanye West & Jimmy Kimmel Fight in the Schoolyard
Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash.
CATFIGHT! DUDEFIGHT! WHATEVER! THIS IS WHY "TWITTER LITTER" WAS CREATED! Kanye West (@kanyewest) has a huge beef with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel). West recently gave a BBC Radio 1 interview in which he called himself the biggest rock star in the world. Kimmel naturally thought this was hilarious, so he had kids reenact the interview:
But West didn't like being the butt of Kimmel's joke, so he Hulked out -- on Twitter. West went on an all-caps tirade insulting Kimmel's comedic chops, his bromance with Ben Affleck and his ability to get pu... uh... lady sleeping partners. #ALLDISRESPECTTOJIMMYKIMMEL, people! Kimmel began responding to Kanye's tweets, because OF COURSE he did:
apparently @KanyeWest is VERY VERY ANGRY with me....— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 27, 2013
I like you too! Glad we cleared this up. RT @kanyewest I LIKE YOU, YOU KNOW ME, I WENT TO YOUR FAMILY'S WEDDING— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 27, 2013
At one point, Josh Groban (@joshgroban) asked if he could help alleviate the friction with West, and Kimmel kindly reminded us of this gem:
Kimmel addressed his new "rap battle" with West on his show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (video here), and all was well... or so it seemed. Just after that, West committed a social media faux pas -- HE DELETED HIS TWEETS! Not all of them, of course; just the ones about Kimmel. Entertainment sites are speculating that West's wife Kim Kardashian forced Yeezus' hand because of all the bad publicity he generated. That, and because the whole thing is effing ridiculous.
Can you handle page two after that epicness?