Rap star Kanye West‘s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” not only has hip-hop fans talking but also some notable rap producers like DJ Khaled and Jermaine Dupri.
Although brief with his reaction, the “We The Best” CEO applauded Mr. West for coming through for his appearance last night (October 9).
“Salute @kanyewest ! I loved his appearance on jimmy kimmel !,” Khaled tweeted October 10. (DJ Khaled’s Twitter)
Atlanta’s JD also did not hold back on his reaction to Yeezy killing it on live television.
“Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa,” JD tweeted October 10.
“YEAAAAAAAAH @kanyewest -“you show people how fresh my outfit is” haa haaaa” (Jermaine Dupri’s Twitter)
After mounted anticipation, Kanye appeared on the live broadcast Wednesday night and revealed what really irked him about Jimmy Kimmel‘s spoof of him.
“Jimmy does his thing. I do my thing. At a certain point, these egos can flare up. We kind of just took it to high school a little bit,” Kanye explained. “If you guys look at the Zane [Lowe] interview, it’s really something extremely fearless for someone in my position to do. Most people bow down to TV, or bow down to these cameras. I could care less about any of these cameras, in all honesty. All I care about is my family. I care about protecting my girl, protecting my baby and protecting my ideas and my dreams and that’s the reason why I went so crazy.” (“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”)
Yeezy also used the opportunity to boast about how much of a genius he is.
“I’m not running for office. I’m just here to make good music and make people feel good when they hear my music. When I did that interview, I was really vocal about a lot of the things I’ve been dealing with over the past ten years, in classification of just a celebrity, because for me, I’m a creative genius,” Ye added. “There’s no other way to word it. I know you’re not supposed to say that about yourself. I say things the wrong way a lot of times, but my intention is always positive. I want to bring more things to the world. I want to help the world.” (“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”)
Check out a portion of Kanye West’s interview: