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Wednesday 25 May 2016

Kanye West launches Twitter rant against Jimmy Kimmel after spoof video of BBC Radio One interview with Zane Lowe

"I am the most powerful voice in the media. I am Pac"

By Gary Fennelly

Published 27/09/2013

Kanye West claims he is the 'number one rock star on the planet'
Kanye West claims he is the 'number one rock star on the planet'
Kanye West
Jimmy Kimmel

US rapper Kanye West has launched an all-caps Twitter tirade against Jimmy Kimmel after the funnyman ran a spoof video segment on his late-night show.

During the Jimmy kimmel Live show, broadcast on ABC in the US on Tuesday, the comedian had two children re-enact the rapper's bizarre quotes from an interview he gave to BBC Radio One's Zane Lowe.

Reacting to the kimmel kit on Thursday night West banged out 10 furious tweets in the span of 56 minutes.

"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."

In the real BBC interview West described himself as the "biggest" rock star ever and said he had reached a “point that Michael Jackson did not break.”

As well as making derogatory marks about Kimmel's appearance, West went on to say that his ex-girlfriend was a better comedian.

"Sarah Silvernman is a thousand time funnier than you and the whole world knows it!!!" Kanye tweeted - again in capital letters.

Kimmel tweeted back: "One more of these I will unfollow you."

Earlier in the day West apparently made a threatening phone call to Kimmel.

Kimmel shared the details of the conversation with his TV audience.

"Your life is going to be much better if you apologise," Kanye reportedly told the the comedian.

"I am the most powerful voice in the media. I am ‘Pac.’ You’ll never be able to show your face at a 14-year-old’s high school football game and be cool again," he reportedly said.

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