ComplexCon returns to Long Beach Nov. 6 - 7 with hosts J. Balvin and Kristen Noel Crawley, performances by A$AP Rocky and Turnstile, and more shopping and drops.
Secure your spot while tickets last!
When Jimmy Kimmel attempts to parody Kanye West, the results are usually pretty damn lame. So lame, in fact, that Yeezy himself has previously felt compelled to take the time to actually call Kimmel out on his lameness. For his latest Kanye-related bit, Kimmel spoofed HBO's seemingly awesome new series Westworld by (you guessed it!) reimaginging it as Kanye Westworld.
This time, the results are (surprisingly) not nearly as lame as you might expect. Kimmel shared a recut version of the trailer for the J.J. Abrams-produced sc-fi thriller, featuring a variety of classic 'Ye quotes spanning his legendary interviews with Zane Lowe and Ellen DeGeneres. Kimmel even dug into the Tim Westwood archives to grab a snippet of the classic "You cannot offend a robot!" line, a fitting accompaniment to Westworld's imagery:
Not totally up on all the Westworld developments? Here's a refresher: The series, based on the late Jurassic Park creator Michael Crichton's 1973 film of the same name, was created by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan after Abrams spent a good chunk of years debating a film adaptation. Speaking with Complex ahead of this weekend's series premiere, Joy and Nolan detailed their attraction to the story.
"Intellectually speaking, the world of science fiction is getting closer and closer to science fact," Joy told Complex. "To explore artificial intelligence and the potential emergence of sentients in a time when, literally, incubators and Silicon Valley are working on the same thing, seems like an impossible opportunity to deny."
Westworld premieres Oct. 2 on HBO.