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So Kanye West was on Jimmy Kimmel Last Night

Last night, Kanye West went on Jimmy Kimmel‘s show to talk about their recent beef. Some people think it was the most brilliant interview they’ve ever seen and some wanna get Kanye to his therapist ASAPtually. We’ve all become armchair psychiatrists in the process.

Let me give a quick synopsis for those who missed the drama from last week.

Kanye gave an interview on BBC where he was being, well, Kanye (so extra). Jimmy did a skit where he had a little boy playing Kanye saying what he said in the interview. Adult Kanye got mad and went to Twitter for an ALL-CAPS rant about Jimmy. He was HEATED and the internet wrote many articles, some saying Jimmy was out of line and some saying Kanye needs to have a seat.

And here we are.

So Kanye shows up on Jimmy rocking a denim tunic and Joey Lawrence’s jeans from “Blossom” and I let him cook. Because, well, I liked the tunic and wondered if it came in a size extra schmedium. I’ma check the Ralph Lauren website. BTW, if you wanna watch the interview, Mediaite has it.

Kanye on Jimmy Kimmel

The interview was really colorful though, as Kanye expressed himself in his best Kanye way. And it was great to see the two men hash out their issues, in a calm way. Kanye did admit that he may have overreacted and Jimmy seems to have been sorry for offending ‘Ye. But there were many moments of side-eye from my end.

* Kanye said he doesn’t do publicity stunts. THE DEVIL IS A LAH! As if his last three years haven’t read like one giant publicity stunt. I need him to STOP (drop, shut em down and open up reality).

* Kanye told Jimmy that since they KNOW each other, he doesn’t understand why Jimmy would make fun of him. Ummm… Mr. West, he’s a comedian and you’re RIPE for roast. Kimmel tells Kanye that he always does skits where he replaces celebrities with kids who say their words. He even did it to Lady Gaga.

* Kanye was talmbout “I’m not a rapper. I’m a messenger.” Lemme find out he’s also one of Jesus’ disciples because he will just stop short of that.

* Kanye thinking everyone expects him to be fake humble when folks like ME are just wondering why he ALWAYS gotta proclaim his genius. Stand in your awesome, sir, because if you don’t think you’re great, then who will? But LAWD. We get it.

Kanye Creative Genius

Thank you, BuzzFeed.

Every interview though, bro? EVERY ONE? I guess.

* Kanye saying Kim Kardashian deserves a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. FAH WUT?!? The only thing Kim K deserves a star on the Walk of Fame for is staying relevant this long with no discernible talent. I’m not hating on her sex tape no more because that’s so 2007. I’ont curr. We grown. Whatevs. But what has Kim shown us she’s good at, and what does Kanye think she needs to get a star for?

I’m not mad that Kanye West loves his girl. I’m just wondering why he’s tryna force the rest of us to. We BARELY tolerate HIM as it is.

* The white mouth dandruff that stayed on Kanye’s lips was so distracting for the second part of the interview. I wanted to use a postcard to scrape it off.

* Kanye saying “Who do you know is known more for clothes than me?” EVERYONE, Kanye. Everyone is known more for clothes than you. Stahp. Also, he keeps using his internship at Fendi as some sort of receipts for why folks need to take him serious as a fashion designer. I once had an internship at this music company for 3 months. I SHOULD BE THE VICE PRESIDENT OF YMCMB NOW!

No SMDH gif

* Kanye told Jimmy that in the fashion industry, there’s snobbery and “I’m not into snobbery.” HAS HE MET HIS TWEETS? Nawl, Kanye! You can’t say you’re not into snobbery when you tweet stuff like “fur pillows aren’t comfortable to sleep on.” Sounds like since people aren’t taking HIM serious as a designer, then they’re snobbing him. So he doesn’t like when it’s done to him but he can brag all day long about laying on Lanvin sheets while wiping his yansh with Vuitton toilet paper. Ok.

The fact that Kanye was talking in rapid speed and non-stop for 5 minutes was like WHOA. Content might not be problematic because really, it was Kanye being Kanye. It was as if he was just letting his mouth expose his stream of consciousness. Did he make some good points about race, the entertainment industry and how celebs are treated? Yes. But someone made the perfect point on Twitter last night with:

Basically. I was at home taking deep breaths in his honor.

That interview had me wondering where Iyanla was because methinks her services are needed at the West-Kardashian household. And many people disagree with this because they say Kanye is just expressing himself and declaring his greatness and folks have a problem with a Black man being unapologetically confident in his awesome. Folks have said we’re being hypercritical of ‘Ye JUST BECAUSE he’s a Black man and I disagree.

For ME, that’s not the issue here.

Who is the current spotlight of media? Kanye. Who do we get to see more of because he won’t sit down? Kanye. Who do we nitpick because it’s what we do with celebrities? Kanye. Remember when Brittany Spears was having her breakdown? Pretty sure similar convos happened with her.

It’s not about Kanye not being allowed to proclaim his genius. It’s about seeing someone talk for five minutes straight on national TV without taking a breath. It’s about seeing a grown man throw many public tantrums and realizing that he’s just a boy in an adult’s body.

Bloop nene gif

Kanye might be a genius (this is up for debate. I don’t feel strongly about it either way) but he’s also immature as hell and his defenders act like we’re out of line for questioning his behavior.

Some of the folks saying we’re wrong for considering Kanye unhinged were quiet as the world called Lauryn Hill crazy. What does this have to do with the price of tea in China? There’s this really weird defensiveness that some of us get when Black men are critiqued by Black women. My girl VEG said it well on my Facebook wall with:

“Everyone wants to talk about Britney, Miley, et al when they cut up. We also have no problem talking about any number of black women when they do something wacky. But when Kanye acts like he’s on coke on national television, we can’t say nothing? Puhlease.”

Pretty much. Maybe I’m just not deep enough to understand Kanye, because I do admit that I’m shallower than a Snapple cap. But I’ll be that. But I’m concerned for the dude and I do think he needs to lay on a leather couch and talk out his feelings.

What are your thoughts on Kanye on Kimmel? Was it brilliant or did you think Kanye needed to occupy his therapist’s couch?

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50 Comments

  1. Shea
    October 10, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I really think Yeezy has ADHD, its like his mouth can’t keep up with his brain

    • RavenJ
      October 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      I had the same thoughts.

  2. Kim
    October 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Kanye got a major eyeroll from me when started talking about Kim K deserved a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Chile please, if Kim K deserves a star, then so should Ray J and his should be right behind or on top of hers.

  3. Bridgette
    October 10, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I was waiting on you to do this post. 🙂 I totally agree with everything you said here. I love Kanye. I love his music and I think he’s a genius. But with that being said, since his mother has died its like a switch has gone off. Kanye’s mother really is rock. He’s lost his foundation and I don’t think he has dealt with that. And there are not enough characters for me to go into how the Kardashians will probably make this relationship he has with the media that much worse.

  4. October 10, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I thought about writinyromething about this, but in the end, I was like, “Nothing to see here. Move along.”

    Kanye has not changed. Not better or worse. Just Kanye. *shrug*

  5. NIcole
    October 10, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Instead of Lies you tell I saying truths you tell. I’m not on team ‘ye. His music is ok but I don’t think he is the greatest. I just wish he would stop with his foolishness. The “genius” never says that he is. The title is always given by someone else. He needs to have a seat and play with North.

  6. October 10, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    “I need him to STOP (drop, shut em down and open up reality).”….best thing I’ve read [or sang-rapped in my head] ALL DAY! lol I’m taking a Yeezus sabbatical from Mr West until he either has a roman coliseum full of seats OR he speaks with Tony Soprano’s Dr. Melfi ‘ASAPually’, as u put it. I knew he was stupid-fruity gone when he named his daughter North, trying to be hip and or clever. #AintNobodyGotTimeFaDat! and the Carlton-on-drugs tweet was so on point, it’s not even funny!

  7. October 10, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    On point as always. I truly hope Kanye gets himself straightened out. There’s too much talent there to be crushed under whatever issues he’s struggling with.

  8. October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I am not one for conformity, but there is a fundamental way humans interact. Like you, I have no desire to debate his genius and to be perfectly honest, I think the people concentrating on that are ignoring the obvious. The stream-of-consciousness, exhalation-less, possibly manic(?) delivery is just OFF. If I was sitting on Metro and someone sat down next to me and started talking in the same manner, it wouldn’t matter how much sense he made. I would still be concerned for his well-being. No different for a celebrity. This isn’t an isolated incident. We’ve been watching this unfold for years. People can rationalize it all they want but bottom line, some sort of help is needed. I really do wish him the best.

    • RavenJ
      October 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      I had the same thoughts as I watched.

  9. Michele
    October 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    In all seriousness I want Kanye to get some help. Losing a parent is a traumatic, life changing experience and if you don’t have the right foundation and support system to help you through it will really mess you up. The sad thing is Kanye doesn’t have that between the hangers on and the Kardashians who are only using him to stay relevant (once he’s no longer useful to them he’ll get chucked to the curb like Lamar).

    Just hope he finds his way eventually.

  10. Luxurylatte
    October 10, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    People need to stop enabling Kanye and his foolishness. That man is either on drugs or is in emotional distress or both. There is nothing wrong with having hopes, dreams and aspirations, but Kanye seems more then a little bit delusional. He wants to be Jay-Z and Kim wants to be Beyonce, and both of them are failing miserably at it.

    And a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Maybe Lifetime Achievement at the AVN’s boo boo, but not the Walk of Fame.

    • Elle
      October 12, 2013 at 12:02 am

      And the church said, “Amen.”

      Y’all are being kind saying that ‘Ye is “Acting like he’s on coke.” Acting? I can’t pinpoint the substance, but mixed in with emotional trauma of losing his mother, growing immaturity (he was a mess to begin with), and a lack of real people in his corner, that’s a recipe for disaster. He is crying out for help nearly every time he opens his mouth or steps outside. I hate that people are making this about his “strength” and his “genius” because that takes away from the fact that he needs help. But when he really falls apart, then everybody will want to talk about how they saw it coming–especially his enablers.

  11. Nichole
    October 10, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I didn’t watch the interview because I am not a Kanye fan. I knew I wouldn’t be able to stomach him talking and trying to convince the world he is great. If you are, you don’t have to say it. True greatness stands on its own .

    In my eyes he is the modern day Mars Blackmon begging like in ‘Do The Right Thing’

    “Please, baby baby please.”

  12. KemaB
    October 10, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I need him to STOP (drop, shut em down and open up reality)

    It took me a moment to breathe normally after that one. Back to Kanye. I say this all the time Kanye loves himself so much you can’t tell him nothing and that’s great except he idolizes himself and that’s a problem. Creative genius maybe but damn bro they’re having a discount on humility get there before its all out.

    I didn’t watch this stunt because that is exactly what it was and I don’t have time for Kanye’s whimsical flights of fancy, egotistical rants and delusion

    S/B: someone actually tweeted that we are all hating on Kanye b/c we don’t like to see a strong black man………….. Yeah that ain’t it boo.

  13. October 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    People who talk with the white crust in the corners of their mouths make me constantly wipe mine – and I hope in repeating that gesture they wipe theirs. Why doesn’t Kim try to keep that from happening? I refuse to ever let my husband walk around with unchecked ashiness, chapped lips, or lip crud. Nope.

    Sorry, but ain’t nobody trying to buy some pretentious assed leather jogging (or yogging, as Ron Burgundy would say) pants in the hot cot damb summertime. My husband does not want to wear leather and plaid kilts with bedazzled denim shirts. And I will be damned if I will buy a freaking plain t-shirt that costs the equivalent of a car note. If that is the extent of your fashion career, so be it. But honestly, folks out here trying to stretch dollars and deal with life. You have a new baby now and the world is not all about you.

    In other words, Kanye, get help and get some actual reality in your like. Or at least a sassy gay friend to help you out. Or hang out with some people that will tell you REAL S#!T.

    Stepping off my rickety soap box to prepare for tonight’s Scandal epiosde. I need to get my mind right – Wooooooosssssssaaaaaaahhhhhhh.

  14. October 10, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Okay I read this before watching the interview in its entirety and I am DYING because this dude is really rambling without taking a breath!! *real tears* Get over yourself, goodbye! *Eden’s crush voice*

    • RavenJ
      October 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Oh snap!!!!! I remember that song!!!!!

  15. RavenJ
    October 10, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    WAIT…did you all catch when he was like I’m still from Chicago. Like he’s hard or something. Boy stop!!! In all seriousness was he always like that? I don’t remember Kanye being this leg shaking, fast talking, amped up, can’t sit still person. It was odd.

    • milaxx
      October 11, 2013 at 7:52 am

      Anybody remember when Mystique Summer said the same thing on RuPaul’s Drag Race? Is that a thing people from Chi town say to prove their hood cred?

  16. Annette
    October 10, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Kanye’s EGO is so big he hasn’t been introduced to his real self. He needs to come down to earth and be real.

  17. October 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I’m gonna start this off saying, I am not a Kanye apologist. I’m not even a big fan of his music. That being said, I could have watched that interview for a full hour.

    I think it was simultaneously brilliant and out of touch and I loved it! Yes, he drank the water of his own ratchet fame (what other explanations than that for the Kim Walk of Fame star and leather shorts?! I mean, for reals?!) but in some ways he made sense and in most others…well, ya know….

    I don’t think he’s crazy. He’s just sequestered from reality (that’s a nice way of putting it, isn’t it?!) so his ego has gone bananas.

    What ever he is, it’s WILDLY entertaining.

  18. Drea823
    October 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I have never been and will never be a Kanye/Kim fan. I want them to go away for at least a century. That dude is crazy as a rabid skunk.

    • MyTruthNotUrs
      October 10, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      MyLawdMyGod!!!! “Crazy as a rabid skunk!!!!”<—-real tears LawdJesus!! I am soooo done!

  19. hsofia
    October 10, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Don’t have any opinions of Kanye, but this was a fun and funny read!

  20. Bre
    October 10, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I definitely think ‘Ye needs to sit down and just be quiet…I don’t necessarily think he needs a therapist but he definitely shows signs of narcissism for sure. Also, I don’t think Kayne “tries” to do publicity stunts…I honestly think that in his heart of hearts…he just does outrageous crap and actually thinks its perfectly normal. See? Narcissistic.

    On another note…did anyone other than me notice how Kimmel kept referring to Kim as Kanye’s wife? Does Jimmy know something we don’t know?

  21. WhiskeyOnTheRox
    October 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I’ve been cool on this dude for a long time and its looking like I will stay that way. Good day sir! I say GOOD DAY!

    • LaTrina
      October 11, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      Gasp. I died with the GOOD DAY.

  22. Kwan
    October 10, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I’m going to use his own raps and apply this to his “wife” and her obsession with receiving a star on the walk of fame.

    “Reach for the stars so if you fall, you land on a cloud” Kimberly you need to find a cloud cause IT AIN’T GONE HAPPEN!.

    Then folks had the nerve to start to compare her to Liz Taylor and Marilyn Monroe. Those women had legitimate careers not to mention they did not purposefully profit from scandal or try to gain favor by putting their lives on front street.

  23. October 10, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    ROFL!!! OMG, I missed the interview, but you filled me in! You are too much Luvvie!lol!

  24. Jabari
    October 10, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Mr. West, just go to sleep forever!!!!!!!!!!

    And for the ones crying and whining about everyone is going in on Kanye unnecessarily, please fall out a second story window onto hard concrete covered in soft grass shavings. This is not about undermining a Black man’s success; it’s about commenting on a arrogant asshat/blowhard who apparently lost what little mind he had left once Donda left this Earth to sit on the right hand of God.

    Honestly, if i ever needed proof that Kanye has lost touch with reality, last night’s interview was it:
    a. True genius never has to let it be known how great it is…and just from keeping score, ‘Ye hasn’t’ been great since 2007. Truthfully, the end was nigh after that duet with T-Pain.
    b. Kim Kardashian deserves a star on the Walk of Fame as much Rihanna deserves a Lifetime Achievement Award and as much as LisaRaye deserves an Oscar. Sleeping with Ray-J does not a star make. If that were the case, every lil’ chile from For the Love.. would have to have a some shine too.
    c. ‘Ye, just because go around dressing like the uber-rich and bitchy token black kid from the ’80s does not mean are quailified to give fashion advice….SIR!!!!!!!

    This manboy just…..sends me. But baby Nori is ADORABO!!!! If this two fools could just give her to somebody else to raise, that’d be great……

    • Trina
      October 11, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      The thought of LisaRaye with an Oscar left me without air to breath.

  25. Amy
    October 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Black white blue or yalla — he ain’t no adult. And the lack of humility is gonna bite him in his genius ass.

  26. PoetrysTruth
    October 10, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    I gots no fuq to give about Kanye. He’s the dude at school that get’s all up in your face with his stankin breath trying to get you to have “deep” convo with him.

    I have even less fuq to give about his cum catching baby mama.

    As folks have said greatness doesn’t need to shouted over and over.

    We all know Kuntye loves paynus, maybe that’s why he stays sucking his own.

  27. B4real
    October 10, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    He was talking 90 miles a hour and I kept thinking what is wrong with him. But he is who he is and more than likely, he needs some help.

  28. October 10, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I feel some type of way about this Kanye interview, namely the @$$ kissing and hand holding by Kimmel. Kanye rambled. Kimmel translated. Kanye rambled. Kimmel offered words to better communicate his point. He was upset about a kid doing his interview, but then, he shows up on Kimmel for Kimmel to talk for him like he is a child. As an adult, part of your responsibility is to communicate in a way your audience understands. I understood him, but if he wants to talk to this white audience, he needs to learn how to communicate with them and that does not mean talking in a Valley Girl voice.

  29. Ayana
    October 10, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Ye needs big momma to snatch him by his collar and tell him to sit his ass down because he’s actin’ a fool and he was taught better than that! #ijs

  30. Des
    October 10, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Kanye told the world he was unseated on his first album. I believe the song was entitled “we dont care”, here are the lyrics:

    “Its bad enough we on welfare, they tryna put me on the school bus with the space for the wheelchair.”

    Now people wanna talk like his crazy is a surprise.

  31. October 10, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    I read through most of the responses here and have concluded that neither of us really has the expertise to render a decision on Kanye’s mental health. I listened very intently to what he said and much of what he said was valid; with the exception of the star on the walk of fame. Many people have formed opinions based on his previous actions. I can only imagine the devastation of losing a mother and perhaps this contributes to his behavior. But the truth is just because of the way he expresses himself is different doesn’t make it wrong… just different.

  32. wstr
    October 11, 2013 at 1:02 am

    “I once had an internship at this music company for 3 months. I SHOULD BE THE VICE PRESIDENT OF YMCMB NOW!” lmao!

    Too true, though…

  33. Aisaiko5
    October 11, 2013 at 3:08 am

    I know he was strange from the beginning. But he really hasn’t been able to hold it together since his mother died. He is just adrift with no compass. I feel sorry for him. He always seems so sad to me.

  34. mstee
    October 11, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Kanye aint been right since his mother died he running thru life acting out. Now when u doing too much who its the first person to check you? Your Mama. I think Kanye need to have a seat and seek some help. I won’t deny he’s a good musician but lawd he need to put on his chill outfit.and focus on North. Sn.. Kim doesn’t need a damn star what.she need is to raise her damn kid and get away from Kris jenner

  35. milaxx
    October 11, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Kanye told Jimmy that since they KNOW each other, he doesn’t understand why Jimmy would make fun of him. I cannot believe he said this to a man that has made his closing tag line an ongoing dis to his other friend Matt Damon. Matt laughs it off and even joins in the fun. Anyone remember his and then girlfriend Sarah Silverman and the whole “I’m effing Matt Damon” bit? or Matt Damon taking over the show at the beginning of this season?

    As for if he is persecuted by the media. Kanye is just low hanging fruit. However he needs to own his part of this. Celebs that don’t want their business out there find a way to keep it on the low. Kerry Washington is everywhere these days, but she manages to keep her private life, quite.

    Lastly, I’m sorry, but Kanye was looking a bit manic to me, like he needs medication or at the very least some therapy. That stream of consciousness ranting was not cute.

    I don’t think Kanye’s appearance did anything to sway people’s opinion of him one way or the other. His loyal fans still loyal, those of us who think he’s a bit extra still giving him side eye.

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  37. Kayla
    October 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    For me, the narrative has changed and it just doesn’t resonate anymore. When we first met Kanye, he was this talented producer/rapper from Chicago. He brought up John Legend who was also very talented. He was doing some really unique work collaborating with Legend, with Coldplay… He even had a co-headlining tour scheduled with then rising star Lady Gaga. And then Swift-gate happened. And Donda passed. And then it was a quick descent into pure ratchetry.

    I didn’t mind that Kanye had an ego. All artists do. I agree that Stronger was an amazing song and that the album deserved more recognition, but Kanye’s been a big baby ever since. I don’t go to Kanye for style (whack), relationship (whacker), or social/political (whackest) advice. I go to him for music. And quite frankly I think he’s plateaued.

  38. Ashley
    October 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I couldn’t watch the whole thing. It made me cringe just listening to him. The only thing I heard was the difference in his voice between Kris Jenner’s interview.

    I’ll just continue my relationship with the artist Kanye because media Kanye and I don’t get along. Every time he opens his mouth I just want to stuff a sock in it.

  39. franco
    October 12, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Agree with everything except this
    “There’s this really weird defensiveness that some of us get when Black men are critiqued by Black women. ”

    Not sure who out there in the world is getting defensive about Kanye being critiqued because ionc no one out there saying or doing so. Black, white, yellow, grey, etc
    Everyone of every race and nationality criticizes Kanye right now and ain’t no one having a problem with that.
    Thought the statement above was unnecessary but otherwise agree with everything else said.

  40. Brenda
    October 16, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I watched the interview and Kayne is about 3 days away from being completely nuts. I mean he went on and on about so many random things that you actually had to pay close attention to catch the 30 seconds of truth that he spoke. Idk, he’s got a lot going on in his mind. But Iyanla should start packing her bags and heading to wherever he lives because its only a matter of time before he goes all the way to the left.

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