Watch The Jimmy Kimmel + Kanye West Awkwardly Genius Interview [Video]
Things started with Kimmel playing an old skit where Josh Groban sings the tweets of Kanye West. A risky move on Kimmel’s part, considering it was a skit about Kanye that started this whole thing anyway.
Kanye later admitted that in his initial angry phone call to Kimmel, he took out all of his pent-up anger with the media on the late night host, saying “We kind of just took it back to high school for a minute.”
Kimmel told Kanye, “A lot of times, I think you bring it on yourself. I don’t know if you know this but a lot of people think you’re a jerk.”
“When you said you think you’re a genius, I think that upsets people,” Kimmel said. “But the truth is a lot of people think they’re geniuses, but nobody says it because it’s weird to say it. But it is most certainly more honest to say, ‘I am a genius.'”
Kanye seemed to take it in, and said: “I’m totally weird and totally honest and I’m totally inappropriate sometimes, and the thing is for me not to say I’m not a genius I’d be lying to you and to myself.”
Kim Kardashian, racism and the paparazzi all came up in the conversation and considering how this all started . . . I think it ended rather well.