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Kanye West recently lashed out at Jimmy Kimmel in a Twitter rant over a recent skit and the comedian claims the rapper made a threatening phone call after it aired.
West, 36, was left seething in recent days over the airing of a skit on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in which the rapper was ridiculed over an interview he gave to BBC Radio 1. During the skit Kimmel, 45, had children read a transcript of West's interview and the "New Slaves" rapper, 36, was evidently not impressed.
"Quick question: Did anyone else get a very angry phone call from Kanye West about an hour and a half ago? Just me? OK, I didn't know if he was mad at all of us," Kimmel said in his monologue Thursday.
West, who critics slammed as "arrogant" in the controversial interview, reportedly demanded an apology from Kimmel before going on a Twitter rant. In the BBC interview West referred to himself as "the biggest rockstar" and took credit for bringing "real rap back."
"He told me I had two choices: apologize publicly … and that was really the only choice! The other choice he gave was that my life … 'Your life is going to be much better if you apologize,'" Kimmel said.
On Thursday West went on a Twitter rant in which he complained about Kimmel's skit.
"JIMMY KIMMEL, I DON'T TAKE IT AS A JOKE…. YOU DON'T HAVE SCUM BAGS HOPPING OVER FENCES TRYING TO TAKE PICTURES OF YOUR DAUGHTER," West tweeted.
West then followed up with a series of bizarre tweets in which he alluded to Kimmel having a homosexual tryst with actor Ben Affleck while also mocking the TV host's appearance and referring to him as a "MANIPULATIVE MEDIA M-----------."
"SARAH SILVERMAN IS A THOUSAND TIMES FUNNIER THAN YOU AND THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS IT!!!" another tweet read.
Kimmel is reportedly unfazed by West's rant and a source claims he finds it all funny.
"Jimmy enjoys the fact that Kanye is a malignant narcissist and megalomaniac and that his ego knows no boundaries," a source told RadarOnline.com.