Kanye West & Jimmy Kimmel made up last night by discussing Kanye’s genius


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Here are some photos of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian outside of the Jimmy Kimmel studio yesterday. Two weeks ago, Jimmy and Kanye got into an amazing beef after Kimmel did a bit where children reenacted Kanye’s infamous BBC interview. Kanye responded at the time by calling Jimmy and bitching him out, then Kanye went on an old-school Twitter rant against Jimmy. So, Kanye stopped by Jimmy’s show last night (with Kim and the baby) so they could talk it out like men. The result was a lengthy and surprisingly substantive interview/discussion between Jimmy and Kanye. Here’s the interview:

I think Kanye makes some good points about false humility and how we, the public, expect celebrities to always “keep it real”. Kanye thinks he’s a genius – many people think they’re geniuses, but Kanye’s one of the few who is really putting it out there and saying it about himself. Kanye also thinks Kanye is fearless and amazing, obviously. At some point, we have to acknowledge that there’s a dash of Kellan Lutz in Kanye.

Overall, I think this was probably the best way to handle/diffuse this situation. I like that the beef wasn’t extended indefinitely and that Jimmy and Kanye were able to talk about it like adults. I think Kanye made a lot of sense when he admitted that he overreacted to Jimmy’s skit because Kanye channeled all of his frustrations out on that one thing. Now, Kanye still has issues. Totally. But bless his heart, he gives a great interview. Kanye’s totally a judgy, materialistic bitch and that why we love him.

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  1. PrettyTarheelFan says:

    A) she looks gorgeous; b) he’s absolutely batshit insane, in a delightful way. Like, I can see how he can ramble like that, and believe his own hype; c) Kimmel called Kim his wife 2x that I heard last night-Slip of the tongue? Or something more… Could Kanye have konvinced PMK to avoid a TV wedding?

    • hunter says:

      I hate her in general but she does look gorgeous. The lighting in that one shot is glorious and her body looks great in that curve-hugging dress.

      Ugh. I’m glad ratings for KUWTK is down though. :)

    • emmie_a says:

      I don’t see the gorgeous at all. There have been times I’ve thought she looked pretty but she has messed with her face too much at this point and I think she has lost the attractive qualities she had.
      And her hair looks waay better when it’s dark.

    • Susie Q says:

      She does look great, I can’t believe Kanye actually said she deserves a star on the walk of fame, he must be insane.

    • amilu says:

      I’m not seeing gorgeous either. I’m seeing a face waaaaay too full of fillers — particularly in the last photo. She WAS gorgeous, but she just looks bizarre now.

  2. Kiddo says:

    Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
    Let earth receive her King;
    Let every heart prepare him room,
    And heaven and nature sing,
    And heaven and nature sing,
    And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.

  3. Nev says:

    He makes me smile. Brat.

  4. paola says:

    I really can’t with this one. Far too much up is own arse.

  5. Dawn says:

    Oh gag me. I don’t love Kanye West for anything. The dude is NOT the genius he pretends to be. His whole life is a lie and he knows it but that’s okay with him because it allows him to do whatever he does and to bang his own drum. People are catching on to this wack-a-doodle and I hope his day his over soon. Yes many insane people have called themselves geniuses just like the big mouth that is Kanye Kraptrashian West.

  6. Melissa says:

    Ten bucks says there is no baby in that stroller…

    • mrspatrickbateman says:

      That’s what I was thinking too, unless North is a very short baby I would expect to see some feet at the edge of the stroller. What is North, almost 4 months? My kids were pulling at blankets when they were like that by then, unless she’s asleep.

    • notsoanonymous says:

      I think you can see her skin in the final photo. I do think she’s in the stroller.

  7. PinkyTuscadero says:

    ohmygod. He is so nervous talking to Kimmel. Watch his chest heaving. I think he’s really really insecure and filled with passion and rage (as many egomaniacs are), and it takes a lot for him to put himself out there on this bs. I’m sorry. I can’t hate Kanye. I think he has courage.

  8. Faye says:

    It makes me shake my head that this man is responsible for the upbringing of a child. Hopefully there’s a mature, responsible Nanny on the scene.

    Also, I have no claims to genius, so I can’t say for sure, but it always seemed to me that people who are actual geniuses don’t go around proclaiming that fact.

  9. missy says:

    for anyone who has seen the infamous bbc interview w kanye, if he rants like that in an interview, can you imagine what he must be saying about himself in private? oh i dont think i could handle. you would have to be a complete narcissist like kim to tune kanye out so as not to go insane.

    • Jayna says:

      Can you imagine, Kimmy has to sit there and listen to him day in and day out talk about me, me, me. Now she has become what he wants: No smiling, rarely seen, hide the baby. This is so not Kimmy, the way she is acting. LOL It must be killing her.

    • str8shooter says:

      He has COURAGE???

      Do you even know what that word means? Courage does not equal hubris!

      He has ‘courage’ to call himself a genius? Wow. I gate to hear what your definition of ‘humility’ would be.

  10. TG says:

    I don’t understand why Kanye gets all this love from the media. What has he done to make him so special? He behaves like Baby Beiber The only song I have ever heard him sing is that one with Katy Perry. He was on SNL on night singing and I changed the channel it was so bad.

  11. Inconceivable! says:

    WHY was Kanye on Kimmel promoting Kimmy K for a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame?! I had to actually laugh hearing him say this. It’s obvious what KimmyK thinks the world owes her next – a star.

    • Dawn says:

      All I have to say is IF Kimmode gets a star on the walk of fame so should Heidi Fliess and Jenna Jameson. The only difference between the three is that Fliess and Jameson believe in education and have a lick of talent unlike Kimmode.

      • Hakura says:

        @Dawn – I just loved how you worded this… referencing a Madame & a porn star as having “…a lick of talent…” I’m sure they do, considering how far theyve gotten in the sex industry xD

    • Giselle says:

      You know that people just pay for those right? Like, fan groups just pay a fee and people get a star, of course there’s some campaigning involved but still… It’s not as exclusive as you think.

    • Mingy says:

      Maybe if there was a Hollywood Walk of Famewhores.

  12. Genius says:

    Blah blah blah…rant…rant…blah…blah…blah..! – Kanye West

  13. janie says:

    I watched and I love that Kimmel didn’t back down! I thought the Groban skit was hilarious! Kanye is so delusional… just rattled on about nothing! Kimmy will never get a star on the walk of fame! Why doesn’t he have their driveway lined with stars in gold? By the way, what’s the temp in LA? She has on a coat?

  14. shannon says:

    Is it me, or is Kim missing a leg in that last picture?

    • HiHa says:

      Big coat to hide big arses and ego’s..if u look closely, you can see a liitle bit of orange boots, in the sun, a little under her coat.No photoshop here.To big of **PLURALS**

  15. HappyMom says:

    It’s weird that they don’t have the baby facing them in that stroller. Usually at that age you want them looking towards you.

    • emmie_a says:

      That’s what I thought too… Maybe she doesn’t know how to work the stroller? But I’m sure she has four or five assistants with her so you’d think someone would figure it out.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      Neither one of them has probably ever actually pushed a carriage before. If its not in the public eye, thats the nannys job!

    • janie says:

      Sorry to butt in…. Is the baby really there? Look at how the blanket is laying… there’s no baby in the stroller. No movement at all & her last photo, she wasn’t tiny. Think about it.. Where have they been seen with baby in tow & no nanny? They are truely despicable.

    • str8shooter says:

      Of course she wouldn’t have the baby facing the camera. That would take the focus off of HER

  16. emmie_a says:

    I’m sort of mad that Jimmy had Kanye on. I mean, why give this raging narcissistic asshole a minute more than he deserves to talk about himself? He is not a genius. He is not the second coming. He is not a visionary. All he is is someone who likes to talk about himself and who has a grotesque-level inflated ego.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      He had him on because he knew ppl would watch. He doesn’t care that he’s promoting an a-hole. He’d have the dictator of Turkmenistan on if ppl would watch.

      • emmie_a says:

        Yeah you’re right — I just really like Jimmy and wish he had stuck w/his mocking of Kanye instead of giving Kanye what he wants: more time to talk about himself.

  17. ashley says:

    Kanye made some valid points,but people are not going to pay any attention,because they have a negative perception about him. Love u yeezy!

    • bcgirl says:

      was one of his valid points the one about his disbelief that anyone would buy a phone for $3,000, or a BAG FOR $10,000? He just can’t believe that anyone would do that.

  18. Giselle says:

    Kaiser, it’s interesting that you didn’t point out the race issue at the heart of what Kanye was talking about — he is marginalized by the public, fashion industry, etc and he explained the difficulties of being black and having to prove himself in every aspect he ventures in to. He has some valid points. That doesn’t mean he should get everything he wants, but I think the public dismisses THE STRUGGLE. And also, the way he talks about Kim shows that he believes she is also in the struggle — not being taken seriously for being a reality star. Tbh, I now understand why he loves her.

    • fingerbinger says:

      “The struggle” you can’t be serious? Struggle is not being able to pay bills,having a college and still not being able to find a job,getting stopped and frisked in your own neighborhood. Struggle isn’t your fashion line of over price t-shirts not being taken seriously. Struggle isn’t paps taking your picture while you get into your ferrari. Kanye is a caricature of a black man. Kanye is a manchild with a few screws loose. Struggle? Not in this lifetime.

      • Beatrix says:

        I believe these are two very different types of struggle: the struggle against classicism and its ties to racist dichotomy and the struggle against societal opportunity as structured against the minority. Both are real, the urgency of one over the other definitely debatable.

      • str8shooter says:

        Love your comments!!!

        Struggle?? Seriously???

    • dagdag says:

      @Giselle

      If Kanye thinks Kim is in a struggle because not being taken seriously for being a reality star in a scripted reality show, would mean, that he, Kanye, can not think clear.

    • emmie_a says:

      He has STRUGGLES because he’s not the genius he thinks he is. There are quite a few African American fashion designers so it’s not like he is struggling to be the first black designer. It’s just that he’s not a fashion designer. So if anything, there is a struggle between what Kanye thinks he is vs. the actual product.

      And I take Kim seriously for what she is: A porn star who transitioned into crappy *reality* tv. What else is she trying to be? Where is the struggle?

  19. MrsBPitt says:

    Kanye is not a genius, he is, however, an egomaniac! False adjectives are always thrown around in LA…Kanye is a GENIUS…Jennifer Anniston is BRAVE for not wearing mascara…etc. Einstein was a genius, Malala Yousafzai is brave. True genius and bravery is hard to come by, which is why those individuals are so special. When celebrities overuse these words, it just makes them less seem less meaniful for the people who actually deserve the titles.

  20. tat2dgrl77 says:

    Does anyone else feel that Kanye is the kind of person who uses a lot of words but never really, actually says anything of substance? When he’s done talking I find myself scratching my head and saying, “Um, what?”

  21. janie says:

    Tat2…. I do!! He was speaking nonsense? He never looked at Jimmy at all during his nonsensical blather!

  22. logan says:

    Seems to have the beginnings of some sort of mental issue.
    Instead of being known as the most famous rap artist in history, he is now known as “The Ramblin Man”.

  23. Grant says:

    WHY is he working my biscuit in these Kimmel clips?? That being said, I’m so over this blustery blowhard.

  24. Kim says:

    Anyone who can redeem Kim Kardashian’s personal style deserves the title of creative genius. Kanye is that genius. She looks AMAZING.

  25. mar says:

    why do they always look so miserable??????

  26. Luce says:

    Wonder how many layers of Spanx she has on. No matter what she’s wearing, she manages to make it look bad. Those boots are too tall and too slouchy for that dress. There’s some satisfaction knowing that she’ll just never get it when it comes to fashion, no matter how much access she has to the major labels.

    And I really think Kayne and the rest of us are taking this “genius artist” moniker to a new level. Kanye is extremely talented, creative and outspoken, but a genius he is certainly NOT. I reserve that kind of esteem for those whose contributions advance the whole of mankind/society rather than solely benefit one’s own personal agenda or ego. Kanye’s proclivity for honest expression in the media is fascinating and inspirational, but repeatedly self-proclaiming his own genius and then having the world follow his word like sheep… I’m really disappointed in how little it takes to impress us these days.

  27. Feebee says:

    usually can’t stand this guy. usually being 99.9999% of the time. He made one or two good points but because those points were drowned out by the rant and the crazy talk, he might as well have not made them.

    I think Jimmy started well and lost a little control. Mind you I don’t think Kanye’s verbal diarrhea could be stopped.

  28. Kelly says:

    I don’t love him and I do not think he is a genius. I think he’s full of it.

  29. Jayna says:

    Kanye has no sense of humor is his problem. Hell, Michelle Bachmman was spoofed twerking on SNL and she laughed about it. His spoof wasn’t even mean to Kanye. He’s just up his own ass is Kanye’s problem. Get a sense of humor, Kanye.

    Kimmie does look beautiful.

    He wants to help the world. Why isn’t Kanye donating more of his millions instead of how he’s going to help with Gucci slippers. LOL

    • LesBitches says:

      Exactly.
      Jimmy’s sketch was harmless and forgettable, Kanye acting like a baby over it proves that the sketch showing him as a child actually had some merit. Funny how his reaction was really what proved the reality of the sketch- even though it was really just a time filler to begin with.
      I can’t get over Jimmy’s blatant pandering…

  30. Jayna says:

    I have a feeling Kanye has small penis syndrome, thus his huge, massive ego.

  31. Jeanette says:

    Started watching, he lost me at “I’m a creative Genius.”
    People are not going to take you seriously when you project “Im better than you.” THAT is what makes you a zoo animal Kanye.

  32. Jayna says:

    How can he be ranting about Kim deserving star on the Walk of Fame? Is he insane? For what when there are talented people that don’t have it?

  33. babythestarsshinebrite says:

    Napoleon. That is all.

  34. Dirty marrini says:

    I don’t like him one damn bit. I think he’s an arrogant a$$hole that needs to be bi otch slapped into oblivion.

    The onky shred of possible redemption comes when he smiles. He has an adorable smile.

    For an arrogant a$$hole that needs to be bi itch slapped into oblivion,

  35. caitrin says:

    I would just love someone to call Kayne on his “genius” crap:to say, exactly WHAT have you DONE that indisputably proves you are a genius? Believing one is a genius, w/out any evidence (his music is not, imo, the work of a genius, far from it) does not mean that, in reality, you are one.
    Also: “WE” do not love Kayne West! He is absolutely loathsome in the eyes of many, many people. He’s hostile, vapid, staggeringly self centered, ludicrously arrogant, and obnoxious. He’s all hot air (which he clearly has vast reserves of stuffed in his cheeks.)

  36. bendgal says:

    I’m off the Kardashian treadmill. The fame whoring to make a buck, the fake story lines, dysfunctional marriages and relationships. These people sell their souls to the devil if they get in the news and make more money. Why can’t they just go away like Paris Hilton? I don’t miss her and I won’t miss this family at all.

  37. Evie Rose says:

    I was slightly impressed with Kanye until he went on that long winded 8 minute manic rant about wanting to aspire to be Jesus, Ghandi, Michael Jackson, and God. He also seemed REALLY passionate about leather jogging pants. Like REAAALLLLYYYYY passionate about them. I bet Kim spends all day listening Kanye talk about how truly genius Kanye is. . . . . . .

  38. K-Rock says:

    She looks sort of depressed lately. Maybe its postpartum? Maybe its the fact that she is now attached to the “genius” for the rest of her life? I can certainly see how he could suck the life out of someone, especially his woman. He’s such a serious douche, I can’t imagine being with someone who’s so self absorbed and serious, never smiles or has fun….just spouting out his own self serving BS every time the camera is on him. He doesn’t even come up for air…..it just goes on in one absurdly long rant with no break in between to inhale or exhale. Blech.