Kanye West On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
Kanye West is coming to Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
Jimmy Kimmel announced on Twitter Tuesday that Kanye West — aka “Hurricane Kanye” — will be striking Thursday.
Kanye West, 41 – who is married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian West – has also retweeted the message. The Famous rapper previously clashed with Jimmy after the comedian made fun of Kanye in a parody of an interview he conducted with the BBC in 2013. Jimmy – who described the interview as “weird” – joked: “Does Kanye West know he’s not supposed to be his own hype man?.” But Kanye responded the the comments on Twitter, saying: “JIMMY KIMMEL IS OUT OF LINE TO TRY AND SPOOF IN ANY WAY THE FIRST PIECE OF HONEST MEDIA IN YEARS (sic).” And the TV host replied: “apparently @KanyeWest is VERY VERY ANGRY with me…. (sic).” However, the duo later resolved their feud when Kanye appeared on the show in October last year, and Jimmy has since admitted that he relished their spat. He said: “I live for moments like that. When I got in a Twitter battle with Kanye, I was so happy.
Details on their topics of conversation weren’t released, but they’ll likely talk about West’s controversial political remarks and possibly his recent album, ye, which was released in June. West’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, is also active politically, having met with President Trump to advocate for the clemency of Alice Marie Johnson and bring attention to the plight of those given long sentences for nonviolent drug offenses.
West does not make late night appearances frequently, and he has a history of making his mark when he does. He last appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2013 when he gave a passionate monologue about everything from the Hollywood Walk Of Fame to classicism. He’s made controversial remarks in the recent past, including implying in May that slavery is a choice. West went on to clarify his comments on Twitter, writing that he meant that slaves were “mentally enslaved.”
Viewers can tune in Thursday at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC to watch the interview.