Twitter feuds don't happen too often nowadays. But back in the early 2010s, it was a different story, especially since Kanye West was a regular on the social media app. And it didn't take much for 'Ye to get into an online battle.
In one of his most memorable feuds, Kanye aimed his vitriol at Jimmy Kimmel, who ridiculed 'Ye for saying he's "the No. 1 rock star on the planet" back in 2013. It wasn't long before Kanye hit Twitter to call Kimmel a "manipulative media motherf*cker" and other expletives in now-deleted tweets. But the best one was when he asked Kimmel to put himself in his shoes but then followed up with, "Oh no that means you would have gotten too much good p*ssy in your life." Classic Twitter 'Ye. (Kim Kardashian later read this tweet on Kimmel's Mean Tweets segment.) But it seemed that Kanye was the only angry person in the exchange.
"When I got in a Twitter battle with Kanye, I was so happy," said Kimmel in an interview for GQ's February cover story. “My wife makes fun of me. She’s like, 'You are so happy right now.' I’m absolutely beaming. I feel very confident in a situation like that." Kimmel also noted that he "always wanted to be in a rap feud."
It seems that Kimmel, who regularly has celebrities read angry tweets about themselves on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, actually relishes in offensive comedy.
"When somebody makes a truly offensive joke to me, I love them a little bit more," he said. "If it’s just offensive, it’s no good. But there’s nothing better than when something emotional or serious is going on, maybe it’s a wedding toast, and somebody funny leans over and whispers something terrible into your ear."
"I live for those moments," he added. "I live for being the one who does the whispering."
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