Unless you’ve been in a ZZZQuil-induced coma the last week or so – and I’m not judging you if that’s the case – you’ve no doubt heard about the Twitter spat between Jimmy Kimmel and self-proclaimed “creative genius” Kanye West. To review, Kimmel and co. re-enacted a recent interview the recording artist did with the BBC’s Zane Lowe. The twist is that Kimmel had children do the acting. Funny, right? No, says Kanye. And in 2013, how do people express their displeasure? On Twitter, of course. What ensued was a back and forth between Kanye and Kimmel.
But all is well after Kanye visited Jimmy Kimmel Live for a very, very long time last night. During the chat Kanye talks about the phone call he had with Kimmel shortly after the sketch aired. “People think it’s ok to treat celebrities like zoo animals or what they’re saying is not serious or their dreams are not serious,” he says. “And that just elevated from a call we had just as men. That elevates sometimes. You know, Jimmy does his thing, I do my thing and at a certain point these egos can flare up. We kind of took it back to high school for a little bit. That’s what happens.”
To which Kimmel responds, “And I got beat up a lot in high school so I didn’t want to go back to high school.” You can check out the entire appearance below. It’s fascinating.