Kanye West goes on an all-caps Twitter rant against Jimmy Kimmel: stunt or real?

I kind of missed Kanye West’s all-caps Twitter rants. Those used to happen with frequency… when, exactly? I want to say 2009-10 was the height of Kanye’s Twitter rants. Since getting with Kim Kardashian, however, Kanye has been much more subdued on social media. He started tweeting again after an absence, but there wasn’t much ranting or CAPS-LOCKING. Until now.

The backstory is simple: remember Kanye’s crazy BBC interview earlier this week? Well, Jimmy Kimmel did a bit about it on his show, where he had children read parts of the BBC transcript. It wasn’t a big deal at all – it was like SNL spoofing Sarah Palin using the exact transcript from one of Palin’s interviews, you know? Still, Kanye got upset. And he went on an ALL-CAPS rant against Jimmy Kimmel – you can read his Twitter feed here. Jimmy talked about it on last night’s episode and he included all of Kanye’s tweets too:

Is this just another one of Jimmy’s meta-stunts? Are Jimmy and Kanye in this together? Jimmy claims this not a bit, that Kanye really is this pissed off. Part of me thinks it’s a stunt because Kanye’s tweets are genuinely funny and usually Kanye’s not self-aware enough to be that funny. But I don’t know. Blah.

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  1. Macey says:

    I was hoping to find out if this was real or not. I saw on some article that Kimmel was going to address it on his show but I missed it. He said it wasnt a joke in his tweet yesterday. I’m leaning towards K’s rant being real only b/c he’s all over the place with it, like when someone is so pissed they cant think strait.

    • BB says:

      This is another Jimmy Kimmel produced stunt. I can’t believe that some people believe this is real. When has Kanye West ever tweeted hashtags and memes? Jimmy Kimmel was behind the twerking video of the girl falling on the table and her pants catching fire.

      • LadyMTL says:

        I don’t think it’s real either, even though I DO believe that Kanye is capable of getting that angry. I mean, Kimmel has been pulling a lot of stunts lately (twerking fail, anyone?) and he does seem to love the attention so…if it walks like a duck and etc.

      • Whatwhatnot says:

        I don’t think Jimmy would have mentioned seeing the sex tape if it was a stunt. Kinda hitting below the belt -kinda- but Knaye deserved it.

      • Bridget says:

        What’s the whole wedding thing about? Did anyone see those later tweets?

      • karen says:

        It’s publicity. Their PR team at work.

      • Josephine says:

        If it’s a stunt, it’s not the least bit funny. The kid impersonating Kayne was funny, but none of the rest of it. It just seems sad.

      • gg says:

        Kimmell’s stunts always reveal themselves right away. I doubt seriously this was a stunt. Sure looks like Kanye got somebody else to type his tweets though cuz the boy caint spel or construct a reasonable sentence on his own..

    • LB says:

      I think it may be real too. I can’t believe the level of defense for Kanye. His point in that part of his interview was fair (how he’s been limited by the system he works in) but tone and delivery are always a part of the message. Kanye doesn’t know how to convey opinions without arrogance, self satisfaction and indignation. The mockery is well earned.

      I’m glad Jimmy did not apologize. It’s pathetic to even demand an apology.

      • gg says:

        I don’t see why he’s so worked up about somebody else’s label not making the krap he designs. If he’s so “talented” why is he not just starting his own clothing/wine/boat/car/skyscraper/spaceship labels; he certainly has the startup money – too afraid to fall? Can’t stop riding on somebody else’s coattails? Full of shite?

  2. bns says:

    I love how he says “JIMMY KIMMEL” before each tweet.

  3. Jayna says:

    It was no stunt. Jimmy is perplexed. How bizarre. There is something wrong with Kany, seriously wrong with him, looking at those bizarre tweets just in response to those kids reading a few if his lines from the interview.

    • V4Real says:

      Stunt or not I agree Kanye has some serious issues. Has anyone else noticed that he only started behaving this way after the death of his mom whom he was extremly close to. I’m not saying this is his sole reason for his antics or excusing them but I bet some time on a therapist couch would shed some light.

      • Tiffany27 says:


        Completely agree. I thought having his child would bring him a bit of peace, but I guess it hasn’t yet.

      • Kiddo says:

        Insightful, and yes, I agree.

      • Launicaangelina says:

        He took his mother’s death extremely hard and references his depression afterwards in his music regularly. These lyrics are from his song Clique, “Went through, deep depression when my momma passed / Suicide, what kinda talk is that?”

      • Jayna says:

        Depression over death or not has nothing to do with sitting in an interview carrying on and ranting how Fendi wouldn’t take your calls for your purse design or whatever he was saying and ranting over his design of leather jogging pants and how he is the biggest rockstar on the planet. The interviewer’s eyes were glazing over and rolling into the back of his head. Then going off on Jimmy is just bizarre. He is egomaniacal and his narcissism knows no bounds.

        Can you imagine dating him and having to listen to him carry on like that all the time. Boring.

    • emmie_a says:

      This IS something wrong with Kanye! I’ve never been interested in anything he says but I was reading a bunch of his interviews last night and OMG is he serious???? Is his ego really THAT huge? It almost seems unreal that he can even think he is that great… but he has zero sense of humor about everything so I’m guessing he’s not just having fun with us. He goes beyond egomaniacal, which I find repulsive.

      And it’s interesting that Kanye would be upset by Jimmy’s parody. I’d think his delusional mega-ego would just override any criticism. But it’s sort of funny to see how incredibly immature he is, inside the tough exterior.

      • ZigZagZoey says:

        Yeah…..Like that would get Jimmy to stop! It’s only gonna make him do it MORE!
        GO Jimmy! I LOVE it when the celebs I can’t stand get called out for their extremely childish stupid behavior.
        Kanye goes ON & ON & ON about himself SO much ~ It makes me wonder if he actually hates himself as much as we do. There is absolutely something wrong with him.

    • janie says:

      Love you Jimmy!! This is so funny, hope he keeps this up!! Go Jimmy!

  4. Andrea1 says:

    That last picture of Kanye… I just can’t deal with this guy..

  5. DanaG says:

    I don’t think it’s a stunt Jimmy seems a bit surprised and this is not making Kanye look either funny or good. I doubt him being funny in tweets is actually him cause it seems Kanye doesn’t have a sense of humour. I thought it was funny if Kanye didn’t give such stupid interviews he wouldn’t be made fun off.

    • Jayna says:

      He wasn’t funny in the tweets. He was enraged, lashing out, making no sense about the paps chasing him, which had nothing to do with the skit. It was pure Kanye at his crazy best.

  6. AnnE says:


  7. Tiffany27 says:

    Kanye, sis, have a seat. You sound like a 15 year old who didn’t get asked to the homecoming dance.

  8. Kim1 says:

    It’s Real Kanye is an immature idiot throwing another tantrum

  9. Wynona says:

    But now I can’t stop looking at jimmy Kimmel’s face. Is it seriously just me? Has kanye infected me or does kimmel look kinda wierd? Maybe the eye makeup?

  10. Kiddo says:

    This has to be a stunt. If it isn’t, it reaches the highest level of pathetic, in recent years. Didn’t Kimmel just have Julia Louis-Dreyfus losing her shit in a coffee shop as a gag?

    • emmie_a says:

      Yeah but before he showed Julia’s skit he made it clear that it was staged.

      • Kiddo says:

        I didn’t know that, thanks. I don’t really like Kimmel, or watch his show, I saw the link to Julia’s rant posted here, somewhere. I do like her.

    • Naye in VA says:

      The JLD stunt was clearly a stunt, and he said it was immediately after he showed the bit.

    • Amanduh says:

      That skit made me laugh so hard…now THAT’S how you have a meltdown! plus, the girl’s reaction in the background was hilarious. Love me some Julia Louis-Dreyfus!

  11. dorothy says:

    I finally listened to the full interview with BBC. Wow, he’s a nut. Kim and Kanye are perfect for each other!

    • gg says:

      I’ve only listened to the pertinent part to this story and still can’t believe how stupid Frownye actually is. I bet Anna Wintour just loves having her precious name tossed about by this complete maroon. And His Eloquence throwing around the words “leather jogging pant” made my morning! LMAO

      Please, please don’t ever go away Kanye, you are way too funny (by accident). Can’t wait to watch the whole video of that silly interview. He desperately needs a Xanax or two.

  12. Tess says:

    I snorted at Fallon shading Kim K, I’ll admit it

  13. Kiddo says:

    The other reason why I think it may be a stunt is because Kimmel is a serious celebrity ass kisser; just a more sarcastic version of Leno. He wants to be in with celebs. Although Kanye is pretty over the top as a rule, so who knows?

  14. Adrien says:

    The Jimmy Kimmel spoof of Kanye’s interview was innocuous but I also thought Kanye’s twitter rants were not that offensive. The one comparing Jimmy to SpongeBob was childish yet funny at the same time.

  15. Samtha says:

    The #nooffensetoBenAffleck (or whatever it was) just SLAYED me. I feel like I need a shirt with that on it (to wear to the next Superman/Batman movie?).

  16. MrsBPitt says:

    Even the Kardashians had a sense of humor, when South Park mocked them…I’m starting to think Kim may be too good for him…(hangs head in shame)

    • Londerland says:

      Oh my god, that’s actually true – how weird to realise that the bloody Kardashians are able to laugh at themselves being brutally murdered on South Park, and even refer to it as a kind of compliment*, yet Kanye got so butthurt about Fishsticks! He could actually learn a thing or two from Kim about dealing with the press.

      His ego is just insane, and this twitter rant is kind of disturbing…I hate to disagree with the article but I’m not getting any sense of humour from it, just an entitled tantrum from an overgrown adolescent who seems to think it’s an insult if he’s not being worshipped 24/7. And complaining about the paps, and the sex tape jokes…mate, you knocked up a Kardashian. You had to expect that.

      *I guess they could have been really pissed off, but at least had the media-savvy to know that they had to act like it was no big deal…but that’s still a smarter reaction than I’d have imagined them capable of.

  17. fingerbinger says:

    I hope this is a stunt because if it isn’t Kanye is mentally deteriorating before our eyes. That BBC interview was krazy and not in a good way.

  18. palermo says:

    Whether it’s real or not, Kanye is truly insane and enraged all the time

  19. Tiffany :) says:

    He’s a gay fish.

  20. Bridget says:

    Did anyone read all of Kanye’s tweets? It does sound kind of like Kimmel tried to pull something with Kanye, but it didn’t go well. Something about trying to send someone over his wall to take pictures of North? And even weirder, something about attending a wedding of people that he *thought* were Kimmel family, but that Kimmel informed him were NOT?

    • Jayna says:

      No. Jimmy wasn’t pulling a fast one. Kanye just made no sense. He tweets like how he is stalked by paps, like how could you make fun of me basically. Like Jimmy said, what does that have to do with his skit? Then apparently Jimmy has met and talked with Kanye at a wedding they both were invited to. It was Jimmy’s friend. Then Kanye bizarrely tweets how Jimmy is denying they are family now, like he’s a lowlife. I guess in the phone call it was brought up by Kanye they had seen each other at the wedding of his family and Jimmy told him it was a friend’s wedding, not family. And Kanye goes on a twitter rant about that after the phone call. And Jimmy is confused. He says they guy was a friend, not family. Kanye is nuts.

  21. Shelly says:

    I think it’s totally real. Kanye is nuts and does not have any sense of humor about himself.

  22. Dawn says:

    I don’t know if this real or a stunt but after I read the tweets I really think that Kanye has not matured since the 9th grade. He sounds like a spoiled rotten kid who needs to learn to shut his mouth and think before he speaks. Last night at a baseball game I couldn’t help but laugh at the 4 20 something guys sitting in front of us laughing about Kanye being the best Rocker of all time. They were laughing AT him NOT with him. This guy is headed for epic meltdown that will ruin him mark my words on that. I noticed that he called out RayJ but will not call out Fifty Cent for saying what he said about Kimmode. . God he is a phony.

  23. muffintops says:

    I was dying at Kimmels response to the too much good pu**y tweet; “I’ve seen the video, I know.”

    • Claudia says:

      And that proves this wasn’t a stunt. Kanye would not be cool with that. Man, he’s become such a psycho– like he could (and does) fly into a rage at any little thing.

  24. Mingy says:

    omg if kanye was pissed before, he must’ve imploded at jimmy’s response to his tweets. HHHAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAA..go run into a stop sign, yeezus.

  25. Jessiebes says:

    Again I find it hard to believe it is a stunt. Kayne doesn’t have this kind of humour and secondly He would never stand for Jimmy admitting having seen Kim’s pr0n tape.

    Kayne always looks so angry in all his pictures and his eyes look dead. I don’t know if that is because he hates the Paparazi, which he has admitted he does, or that’s just his bitchy resting face.

    As much as I hate his ego tripping insanity, and I really dislike him as a person from what I have heard from the interviews. I do think he is talented in more than just music, he can probably design some nice clothes.

  26. ScotiaGirl says:

    I wish Kanye, ALL the Kardashians,Lindsay Lohan – no make that ALL the Lohans, Miley Cyrus and Paris Hilton would go away!!!

    Kanye thinks he is the biggest rock star on the planet. I guess the quesion is – What planet is he referring to? cause its not this planet!! He thinks he is God.

  27. JudyK says:

    It’s no stunt. Kanye appears to be exactly what he is in those tweets…UNEDUCATED. They are embarrassing to even read.

    He is so unappealing to me, in every respect, and I’m so sick of looking at his ugly, “I’m angry” persona. Ugly inside and out.

  28. Shannon says:

    Kanye had to expect he was going to get some flack and some ribbing over his interview. Not everyone is going to take his BS seriously. This meltdown he had was silly, over blown and just goes to show what a raging ego maniac he is. Take a joke dude and lighten up. Go spend some time with your baby daughter. Stop being so mad at the world.

  29. IN THE KNOW says:

    Trust me, THIS is who Kanye is, was and always will be. The cause of his terrible accident all those years ago, was because he flew into a rage, while at a studio, with some other producers, felt disrespected, because they didn’t acknowledge his ‘greatness’ and sped off like a lunatic in his car, driving erratically and emotionally.

    The end result….a near fatal accident. This guy was crazy before his mother’s death and will be crazy forever. Everyone in CHI also knows Kanye’s into men, has been, always will be. He had boyfriends back in Chicago and somewhat ‘dated’ females for the look of it. Whatever that means. It is what it is.

    Kim has got her Karma…and it’s coming through Kanye. The real: KKK. You think Lamar is bad, wait until this situation implodes. Lord I hope no one dies.

    • Kiddo says:

      I never heard about the accident. Were you in the studio?

      • michiem says:

        are you kidding me? His breakout single – Through the Wire? In his accident he broke is jaw and had to have it wired shut, but he still recorded music. That’s a big bullet point on his life.

      • Kiddo says:

        It’s probably one of those things that I heard about, but since it wasn’t significant in my life, I cleared it off the desktop of my brain, deleted it, and new information got written over it. KWIM?

        It sounds horrible, I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.

  30. Shannon says:

    Right?? He is ri-damn-diculous.

  31. Emma says:

    If you haven’t already, go look at Kimmel’s wife’s Twitter @MollyMcNearney

    She said it was not a bit and 100% real. She is always hilarious on twitter, but last night she really had fun with the fact that Kanye essentially insulted her with the “No Good *****” tweets.

    “@MollyMcNearney: Does anyone know a good ***** therapist? #NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK”

  32. Mia says:

    Nope, Kanye is totally serious. I sincerely think he suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Talib Kweli and Dave Chappelle basically said he’s been arrogant and self aggrandizing even before he was famous. I read somewhere people used to laugh in his face because he used to say stuff like he was the greatest rapper alive before he even had an album out, lol. He’s egotistical.

  33. yoyo says:

    Because of this I actually watched Kanye’s interview expecting 1hr of non-sense but actually it was very interesting. His problem is the way he talks, he’ll have Kanye moments “I’m a God…I’m the biggest rock star there is…etc” but in between that he actually explains why he’s so mad: he wants to be a renaissance man creator: a fashion designer, an architect,a theatre director, a visionnary, etc…he wants to be the first trillion dollar company CEO. He wants to be Leonardo Da Vinci meets Steve Jobs meets Phillipe Starck but well….no one takes him seriously, no one wants to finance his endeavours. He tries to put it on account of racism but seriously if P Diddy got his fashion line going and Kanye can’t, well something else is at work. He lambasts Nike for not giving him a creative deal after the sneakers he designed for them sold out in no time. He wants, no needs and is convinced he can make the WORLD a better place if he was allowed to put out his products for the masses.

    Is he suffering from delusions of grandeur or is he a misunderstood genius ? Who knows.(he should read up on Tesla , he would then feel less put upon and understand that it is the cross of the genius to bare ridicule -lol-when Tesla, yes the inventor of electricity as we know it, couldn’t get backing for his electrical generator, he went back to ditch digging as a career- literally – his stuff was so advanced peers made fun of him because they didn’t understand it, especially when he explained that he came up with it based on a vision he had in a park…) What is obvious though is that as long as Kanyr communicates said frustration the way he does in that video, as long as he carries around this martyr complex and mixes it up with super-ego and weird references to civil rights movements, corporate America will never bank on him. But I can’t believe that if his ideas are so great he can’t find angel investors to get his stuff off the ground. I don’t think he’s willing to start small with a proof of concept and then go big. He wants the multi million dollar deal with Nike or Fendi or whoever from the get-go. That he won’t get. And he just needs to stop with this constant braggadocio: who is he trying to convince? When you’re that big a genius your work proves what and who you are. you don’t need to explain to people what and who you are.

    The sad thing is he’s a brilliant producer and lyricists. he might have lots to offer in other avenues but his attitude is going to keep a lot of doors shut for him if he keeps on like that.

    In the interview he is ridiculously earnest so I’m sure his ego was just mortified when Jimmy Kimmel chuckled at some of what he said. Kimmel’s prank was harmless but West was serious as a heart attack. So yeah I’m sure he’s vexed as hell.

    The BBC inerviewer is a well known door mat/kiss *ss a la Jay Leno so didn’t challenge Kanye on his “Kanye moments” much he did in a round a bout way though point out that he seemed quite obsessed with the haters instead of focusing on all his fans. Touche – haha

    Anyways, worth a watch.

    • Josephine says:

      Why would he need anyone to finance his endeavors? Sorry, I’m not buying it. If he is serious about what he wants to do, he has plenty of money and power to get it off the ground. A famous, rich person complaining about their lack of opportunity is pretty sickening.

      Part of growing up and being a professional is learning how to communicate. It’s also about identifying and working on your weaknesses, and learning how to work with others. I suspect that is completely unwilling to do any of those things.

      He rather just complain about how misunderstood he is, and how the rest of us just can’t and don’t appreciate his sheer genius. He seems like a spoiled little brat, and he’s ridiculously immature. That’s why no one wants to work with him.

      • yoyo says:

        Good question, I get the feeling he doesn’t want to take any risks but wants all the rewards so wants an unlimited line of credit from a big corporation to finance his stuff. Which is ridiculous.

        There are quite a few things that don’t add up with him though, like the constant run ins he has with paparazzis at airports. Why does he not have security if this is such an issue for him? He can afford it or does he just like the opportunity to act like a jack*ss. I mean the latest thing there where they show up in his driveway? How is that even possible? Does he not have a gate? And he can afford to fly out from elsewhere than LAX why not do that? Or fly private, whatever. When you have that much money you have options. I think he’s addicted to drama on some level…

      • Dommy Dearest says:

        Because he’s an arrogant rapper whose ‘fashion’ is just crap and other people don’t want to be associated with it? I fully believe Anna is keeping him around for relevancy.

  34. Kim1 says:

    How is he going to react when he and Kim break up and the child custody issues start?

  35. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Maybe I’m reading the tabloids too much but he is starting to look like Miley Cyrus.

  36. Dommy Dearest says:

    Kanye is such an asshat. I wanna see him and Amanda Bynes get into it. ‘Kanye’s ugly, he looks like Alvin.’

    ‘I slept with Kim before sleeping with Kim was popular.’


    ‘btw and I hit KIM back when she had her original vagina’

  37. Dawn says:

    Bottom line is both Kim and Kanye always seem to get what they want no matter how vile they both are and they are vile. Kanye and Kim flew away to Paris so that Kunte Karl can take pictures of Kanye’s girls. Can their Vogue Cover be far behind? I can’t wait until one Kanye’s peers take this little man down, way down. They are ugly people from the inside out.

  38. michele says:

    Does Kanye really have a fans per se? I’ve never even heard one single song of his. (I don’t live in a cave either!) :)